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Adventures in Linux Programming


by Rildo Pragana

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Gscan
KeenView driver
Quadronegro
pppliga
Tiny Cobol
SQLforms

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Sys.Admin.
Tcl/tk

MISCELLANEOUS


GDI printers
gimp tutorial
tcl-guide
hardware projects
short commands
brazilian keyboard
personal info
html editing
favorite places
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Chapeuzinho Vermelho
Linux Pernambuco
Why Linux?
Installfest
Day after

Linux Software

Microterminal

Here is a design of a somewhat complex Altera FPGA, that we used to manufacture some years ago. The last revision was made in 1995 and you will need Altera Corporation software to compile it, because it is written in AHDL (not the same as VHDL). But if you are curious to find out how a FPGA is defined for a not so trivial design, study this code. You may find the results of the compilation in the *.rpt file, the sources are the *.tdf files. At last, pleeeease don't ask me to resurrect this design again. I will not do the same as it happened with TinyCobol :-) Never more! Simply, I have no time.

Webmail

Take this little webmail program to serve your customers, if you're a internet service provider, or even if you prefer to use your browser to read all your mails. It's a good way to learn the principles of web programming with tcl/tk. There is a script (in tcl, of course!) to install, but some setup info must be edited on the main script (webmail). It will be installed in your apache cgi-bin and will create a cgi-bin/html directory.

LsBrowse

This little utility is useful if you catalog your cdroms or backups with the well known ls -lR /cdrom | gzip >catalog.gz
Is very annoying to look at the unstructured text of such catalogs, but not with this tiny program. There is no manpage: just enter the catalog name (that must be gzipped), or choose with the file button, then press browse. To look at the contents of a directory, just click on it at the left hierbox. To expand directory hierachies, double click or click at the "+" symbol. Well, you know the remaining operations...

To run lsbrowse (2 Kbytes), you will need tcl/tk 8.0 or newer and BLT, a nice tcl/tk extension.

Gscan

This is an old try to make a (user) device driver. I have bought a Genius Scanner Color Page-CS and this is to make it work under Linux. You may find it at Sunsite.

Driver for the KeenView

KeenView (TM) is a piece of hardware I have done with a PIC and a couple of ICs. With a LCD display and interface for a standard PC keyboard, it turns itself a very cheap POS terminal for small stores. The line is multipoint RS-485 and its software is a simple device driver with VT52 emulation. This software serve only as an example of implementation for devices under Linux, unless you have the real hardware. Here is it.

Quadronegro

A client/server teaching tool with a blackboard, irc-like chat, and a remote-execution tcl/tk facility. The latest version is quadronegro-0.0.3.tar.gz. You need tcl-dp and tcl/tk8.0 or better.

pppliga.tcl

This is a tiny script in tcl for ppp configuration and connection. Just make it executable (chmod +x) and don't forget to fill all fields, or it will not work.
You can have some clues by looking at the source ( use the source, Luke :)



Last updated: 2002/04/04 09:25:32