Minutes – April 2011 ILUGC Meet

This month, we had good talks about Scilab, MultiFlow and CollabNet Subversion Edge.

Dhanushkodi [ dhanush AT techpassiontech DOT com ], CEO of TechPassion (www.techpassiontech.com), demonstrated about SciLab.

Scilab is an open source, cross-platform numerical computational package and a high-level, numerically oriented programming language. It can be used for signal processing, statistical analysis, image enhancement, fluid dynamics simulations, numerical optimization, and modeling and simulation of explicit and implicit dynamical systems. MATLAB code, which is similar in syntax, can be converted to Scilab. Scilab is one of several open source alternatives to MATLAB.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scilab

He demonstrated on solving the maths equations, visualizing and its engineering toolkits.
He explained how it can be used as alternate to MATLAB in the organizations and colleges.
His organization uses SciLab heavily to solve the engineering problems.
TechPassion provides commercial support and training for SciLab.
Colleges can approach him for the SciLab Training.


Homepage: http://www.scilab.org/
Video Tutorials: http://ekalavya.it.iitb.ac.in/contents.do?topic=Scilab

Suki Venkat, [ suki.venkat AT gmail DOT com ], working in TNQ Books and Journals
Pvt Ltd, Chennai, demonstrated his Free Open Source Software “MuLTiFlow“.

This XUL application can be used both as astandalone and as a Firefox addon.
The editor can handle Math (MathML) and Graphics (SVG) markup and also
has a input mechanism for UTN28 (modern version of TeX).
The editor has a locale switch for 11 languages.

The code can be downloaded from the following SourceForge URL:


It is under GPL v3 license.

As the original author, Suki explained all the features.
Most of the WYSIWYG editors available in open source lack in unicode font rendering.
As MuLTiFlow is based on Mozilla Firefox, it shows all the fonts as shown in browser.
We can use this application, to design/develop the web pages and for publishing.


Jeyanthan, aTechnical Engineer working for CollabNet, explained about the Free Open Source Software “Subversion Edge” by CollabNet.

CollabNet Subversion Edge includes everything you need
to install, manage and operate a Subversion server.  It includes all
of the Subversion and  Apache binaries needed to run a Subversion
server.  It also integrates the popular ViewVC repository browsing
tool so that users can view repository history from a web browser.

CollabNet Subversion Edge also includes a powerful web-based
management console that makes it easy to configure and manage your
Apache server and Subversion repositories.

Link :  http://www.open.collab.net/go/csvne2_r2a/

video : http://www.open.collab.net/nonav/go/csvne2_r2a/watch-video.html?_=d


Jeyanthan explained the features of Subversion Edge. He showed the web based user interface, creating users, managing repositories and giving permissions.

His presentation is available here.

We had 25 participants and sessions were interactive.

Thanks for all the speakers and participants.

The snaps are available here:

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