Qt Eclipse Integration

If you are working in CDT and Qt then the Qt Eclipse Integration is quite handy and in my opinion much better than using the standalone Qt designer. Installation is pretty straight forward as described here .

January 13, 2010 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Eclipse CDT Blues

Sigh, why is Eclipse CDT to flaky? Well, there might be a slight exaggeration in that but nevertheless, I did not have so many issues with Visual Studio / VC++. :roll: I have uploaded this particular log file here if anyone is interested. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 # SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0xb263d1f7, pid=20331, tid=3085625024 # # JRE version: 6.0\_16-b01 # Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (14....

December 24, 2009 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Opening File explorer from a terminal

In Ubuntu if you want to open File Explorer from a terminal (especially as root) then you need to enter the following command: sudo nautilus If you want this to run as a background process then just add an "&" in the end (without the quotes of course).

December 13, 2009 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Default QT4 path

If you wanted to know the default path where QT4 is installed (on Ubuntu) then look in /usr/share/qt4/bin.

December 6, 2009 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Redirects setup

After moving the blog to WordPress, almost all my redirects should work now from the old blog posts to the new one. For example if you click on this old url http://desigeek.com/weblog/amit/archive/2009/10/25/installing-openscenegraph-on-ubuntu.aspx it should redirect you and you see the new and correct url. Overall it was simple to setup via the .htaccess file and some simple regex. The only thing I found the hard way was that I should be using “RedirectMatch” when setting up the regex rule rather than the “Redirect” which is what I was using....

December 2, 2009 · 2 min · Amit Bahree

Linux Hater blog

I was looking for something else and came across the Linux Hater Blog . I am not a Linux hater (am writing this on Ubuntu). Some people might think this is funny, but there is a dark undercurrent running in the posts. I honestly stopped reading after a couple of posts. I don’t know why is there so much hate against Linux in this blog. Am surprised by the negativity on the blog....

November 26, 2009 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Installing VMWare Tools in Ubuntu

I am now running the new Beta of VMWare Workstation 6 , and it seems to be working fine in Vista x64 (RTM incase you are curious). The installation of Ubuntu which I am also running natively at home is supported as one of the OS’s in this new version of VMWare and installs without a hitch. However to install VMWare tools after VMWare automatically mounted that was a little more of an issue (especially for a newbie)....

January 2, 2007 · 2 min · Amit Bahree

Running Ubuntu

It might seem like a surprise to some of you, but then many others who are reading this probably won’t be surprised to read that I am now running a native instance of Linux on one of my machines are home. I had an old machine (dual-proc PIII 1 GHz procs with 512 mb RAM) which was running Windows 2003 Server - and it had not been switched on for a while....

January 2, 2007 · 3 min · Amit Bahree

Looking for a Linux distro?

Not sure which Linux distro to use, well, then check this out - if my calculations are correct there are 234 different distros available - wow! If you still cannot make up your mind then just run Windows! :)

April 3, 2006 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

CopySourceAsHTML For Visual Studio 2005

If you read the Ten Essential Tools Visual Studio Add-Ins Every Developer Should Download Now in MSDN Mag, then you are aware of CopySourceAsHTML which unfortunately works for only Visual Studio 2003. But if you are using VS 2005, fear not as Derick Bailey has updated the add-in . There is no installer (yet), but you can download the code and build it , which will locally also install the add-in....

December 27, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

What flavor of Linux to run?

What? Me ask what flavor of Linux to run? With all the hype of Star Wars, have I been consumed by the dark side??? On the contrary, I have been running a version in a virtual environment, and now have a old old machine, where I am comfortable running it natively. So, what version do you recommend and why? I do need a GUI since its been a while I worked in any of the Linux/Unix shells?...

April 14, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Study finds Windows more secure than Linux

Seattle Times has a story from the RSA Conference , where surprisingly they find Windows is more secure than Linux. No, this is not a study done by Microsoft. They compared Windows Server 2003 and Red Hat Enterprise Server 3 running databases, scripting engines and Web servers (Microsoft’s on one, the open source Apache on the other). Their criteria included the number of reported vulnerabilities and their severity, as well as the number of patches issued and days of risk — the period from when a vulnerability is first reported to when a patch is issued....

February 17, 2005 · 2 min · Amit Bahree

Linux Vulnerabilities Creep Toward the Desktop - another FUD?

LinuxInsider writes about the Linux vulnerabilities creeping towards the Desktop. Though the question is this another FUD? Smells like one… As Linux increasingly hits the enterprise and consumer mainstream, a growing number of security threats are emerging which prey on holes in applications and files managed by desktop users. According to some industry observers, a focus on digging bugs out of end-user applications makes perfect sense - not just as a means of protecting users, but as a method for wresting converts away from Microsoft....

January 16, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree