new version 1.2 of our TTCS OSSWIN DVD (a collection of Free and Open Source Software for Windows) available for download

 

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The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society is pleased to announce the release of the TTCS OSSWIN DVD v1.2, a collection of Free and Open Source Software for Windows (XP, Vista,7 and 8). It includes LibreOffice 4.2.2, the latest version of the Free and Open Source Office Suite

You can use your web browser to read detailed information about each program in this compilation : what the program does, its key features, useful related websites, view a screenshot, find links to the program’s website and to download/install the program from the TTCS OSSWIN DVD.

The web-based interface allows you to quickly browse the variety of software organised  into the following categories:

  • Desktop Applications
  • Educational
  • Games
  • Graphics
  • Internet
  • Server
  • Sound and Video
  • Utilities

The changes to this version adds two new programs (replacing two) and number of software updates.

See the TTCS OSSWIN DVD page at http://www.ttcsweb.org/osswin-dvd/ for more details, including a complete listing of programs included on the DVD, download links and checksum information to verify the download.

TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.99c available for download

The TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.99c (a CD of open source software for Windows) is available for download.

TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.99c Changelog :

  • Date created : July 27th, 2009
  • File name : ttcs_osswin_cd_v1.99c.iso
  • File size : 698 MB (732,170,240 bytes)
  • MD5 checksum : c323fc85d82ef26612942664d9b9ed4b / c323fc85 d82ef266 12942664 d9b9ed4b
  • SHA-1 : c3c81687 f2b146da abe64ed7 1718c590 941e04fe
  • SHA-256 : 84f04bf9 fcf2ba08 ee03ca45 bfff454f 22f78541 06bec39f 09795497 b6cc7c53

Changes from v1.99a

  • removed : Neverball, Enigma
  • updated : Notepad2, Sumatra PDF, WinMerge, TuxPaint, Tux Typing 2, Celestia, Childsplay, Portable Puzzle Collection, Sokoban YASC, Blender, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Filezilla, Halite, HTTrack Website Copier, Miranda IM, VideoLAN, ClamWin AntiVirus, UltraVNC, Truecrypt, KeePass
A detailed list of the software and versions on the TTCS OSSWIN CD can be found at https://www.ttcs.tt/osswin-cd/#softwareoncd
Two more games removed to cater for the increased file sizes of Celestia and the TuxPaint stamp collection.  Goodness, and Software Freedom Day 2009 is just around the corner, if a v2.0 is to appear before then.

TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.99a released

The TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.99a (a CD of open source software for Windows) is available for download.

Changelog :

  • Date created : May 17th, 2009
  • File name : ttcs_osswin_cd_v1.99a.iso
  • File size : 695 MB (728,850,432 bytes)
  • MD5 checksum : 35d478553621b9691e1235b0bfb04eb9 / 35d47855 3621b969 1e1235b0 bfb04eb9
  • SHA-1 : 1a5b2452 b646f16d 1561e45b c3b77812 5406ee50
  • SHA-256 : 3733e730 138a5c61 b1a72972 aadf2d91 fd87436e 3dc59b1e abf40256 c9d85d86

Changes from v1.98b

  • removed : SuperTux, CrackAttack, tsWebeditor
  • updated : OpenOffice.org, Treeline, Maxima, Portable Puzzle Collection, Sokoban YASC, Dia, Mozilla Firefox, Filezilla, Miranda IM, XAMPP Lite, Hmailserver, PDFCreator, ClamWin AntiVirus, UltraVNC, Truecrypt, AutoHotkey

What happened to v1.99? It was released, but before the changelog and website was updated, it was discovered that some of the webpages were not included. So if you managed to download v1.99, my apologies.

Three more programs were removed to cater for the increased size of OpenOffice.org v3.1.0. A reminder to work on the webpage interface before 2.00 is released.

OSS for Windows updates since February 3rd, 2009

Open source software for Windows updates as of 19th March 2009 since February 3rd, 2009 when TTCS OSSWIN CD 1.98 was released :

Desktop Applications

  • AbiWord 2.6.8 Free Word processing program similiar to commercial products
  • 7-Zip 4.65 file archiver with high compression ratio.
  • WinMerge 2.12 WinMerge is a Win32 tool for visual difference display and merging, for both files and directories.

Educational

Games

Graphics

  • GIMP 2.6.5 bitmap editor suitable for photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. (Gimp 2.6.6 is available for GNU/Linux distros)
  • Dia 0.97 pre2 A diagram creation program program similiar to “Visio”

Internet

Sound and Video

Utilities

TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.98 released

The TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.98 (a CD of open source software for Windows) is available for download.

Changelog summary :

  • Date created : February 3rd, 2009
  • File name : ttcs_osswin_cd_v1.98.iso
  • File size : 693 MB (726,781,952 bytes)
  • MD5 checksum : bd995787bd8c9e2c02494facae7e569d / bd995787 bd8c9e2c 02494fac ae7e569d
  • SHA-1 : 4fc17df1 fff099e0 497d9e47 4ce276e4 5162f360
  • SHA-256 : bf5d02b0 eb1321f8 e3ef2d9e 6829cc3a 52bf88ab 71672c9c 94441cba f67b4ffa

Changes from v1.97

  • updated : OpenOffice.org, Abiword, GanttProject, 7-zip, WinMerge, Wikidpad, Treeline, Tux Typing 2, TuxMath, Maxima, Portable Puzzle Collection, Sokoban YASC, GIMP, Dia, Mozilla Thunderbird, Filezilla, Miranda IM, Hmailserver, VirtualDub, UltraVNC
  • corrected : Grisbi download to include the GTK version.

Although the web based interface looks no different from previous versions, the method of updating and generating the web pages interface was rewritten. Now, the TTCS can generate different versions of open source CDs and DVDs, as discussed before.

TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.97 released

The TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.97, a collection of over 100 Free/Open Source software for Windows is available for download.

TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.97

  • Date created : December 23rd, 2008
  • File name : ttcs_osswin_cd_v1.97.iso
  • File size : 690 MB (724,363,264 bytes)
  • MD5 checksum : cc6005d61b83b214d6d22e2f9a492ab7 / cc6005d6 1b83b214 d6d22e2f 9a492ab7
  • SHA-1 : d03e25a4 f8fa4790 1ed55996 e1b2291e b32d2ea6
  • SHA-256 : 9cd7e94c c8f8bf3a 58b8a710 7cc06f7b b8b8aafb 2bd3fd38 7507789a a0100d38

Changes from v1.96

  • updated : Abiword, 7-zip, Wikidpad, Tux Typing 2, TuxMath, Portable Puzzle Collection, GIMP, Blender, Mozilla Firefox, Filezilla, HTTrack Website Copier, Miranda IM, XAMPP Lite, VideoLAN, VirtualDub, InfraRecorder, Virtual Magnifying Glass, Truecrypt

Currently available at  Filefront mirror with other download mirrors to have it soon.

TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.96 available ; note regarding translations

The TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.96, a collection of over 100 Free/Open Source software for Windows is available for download.

  • Date created : November 19th, 2008
  • File name : ttcs_osswin_cd_v1.96.iso
  • File size : 689 MB (722,694,144 bytes)
  • MD5 checksum : 35da602a6687be450d44439a9acbab8a / 35da602a 6687be45 0d44439a 9acbab8a
  • SHA-1 : 85c32d4e d5fddbd8 a618e609 bef931dc ee6b8513
  • SHA-256 : ec06766f 439a4258 ffd2091a aaec9f97 a69e5f25 38843273 5e74d988 016e2591

Changes from v1.95

  • removed : Win9X version of Notepad2
  • updated : GanttProject, Notespad2, WinMerge, Wikidpad, Treeline, Portable Puzzle Collection, GIMP, Blender, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Filezilla, Miranda IM, Hmailserver, VideoLAN, ClamWin Free Antivirus, InfraRecorder, Truecrypt, Keepass.

The Filefront mirror has TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.96 ; other mirrors at https://www.ttcs.tt/osswin-cd/ should have the latest version soon.

Now, regarding translations, I’m aware that the TTCS OSSWIN CD is being translated in different languages. I’ll will be posting an article on how the CD interface is generated, and would make the source files available to those who wish to translate the CD.

TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.95 released

The TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.95, a collection of over 100 Free/Open Source software for Windows is available for download. This versions features OpenOffice.org v3, Gimp 2.6.1, Mozilla Firefox v3.0.3 and more. Head to the download page or read below for the changes

Screenshot of OpenOffice.org v3
Screenshot of OpenOffice.org v3

TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.95 file details

  • Date created : October 14th, 2008
  • File name : ttcs_osswin_cd_v1.95.iso
  • File size : 690 MB (723,947,520 bytes)
  • MD5 checksum : 9e5954e32ded61234eee7436721a18da / 9e5954e3 2ded6123 4eee7436 721a18da
  • SHA-1 : 69a81c86 91a53ab6 4a227ebb 85048a2c 9450e78c
  • SHA-256 : a8eff099 0e0aaf29 a046228c ca309016 68c342a6 8ac6a45e f3b64ffe 80c69d09

The increased size of the OpenOffice.org v3 installer means more programs had to be cut from the CD. The following were removed from TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.95 :

  • Freeciv, SANS, Wackget, Win9x versions of Media Player Classic and Miranda IM

List of programs on the TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.95 :

BTW, Blender 2.48 has been released. Hate it when there are software updates just hours after uploading the new version of the TTCS OSSWIN CD.

TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.93 released

The TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.93 (http://ttcsweb.org/osswin-cd), a collection of over 100 Free/Open Source software for Windows is available for download.

TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.93 details :

  • Date created : Tuesday July 29th, 2008
  • File name : ttcs_osswin_cd_v1.93.iso
  • File size : 695 MB (729,485,312 bytes)
  • MD5 checksum : fec73ecfd687bb84ff7b5de336d51b26 / fec73ecf d687bb84 ff7b5de3 36d51b26
  • SHA-1 : c6003633 59e37802 2d52867f 6d353e26 63cd42df
  • SHA-256 : 369a8c35 451a1d34 869f5b81 a20944a0 7cae1159 dc73c3c0 75430e0d d6e178e4

Changes from v1.92 :

  • updated Abiword, GanttProject, WinMerge, Wikidpad, Tuxpaint, Portable Puzzle Collection, Sokoban Yasc, Freeciv, Paint.NET, Dia, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Filezilla, Miranda IM, XAMPP Lite, VirtualDub, VideoLAN, TrueCrypt, Launchy

For more details about the TTCS OSSWIN CD, including links to other download mirrors (including BitTorrent) can be found at https://www.ttcs.tt/osswin-cd/

Software Freedom Day 2008 event planning for TTCS

Software Freedom Day (SFD) 2008 will be on September 20th, 2008 and the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS ; http://ttcsweb.org/ ) needs your help.

What is Software Freedom Day?

Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a global, grassroots effort to educate the public about the availability and benefits of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Local teams around the world organise and have events
on the third Saturday in September.

Software Freedom Day is on September 20th, 2008. We need to plan now and

  • decide what to do
  • locate a suitable venue
  • promote the meeting once the venue and format of SFD 2008 is confirmed

The TTCS wiki page is available to assist with planning at http://files.ttcs.tt/ttcs-wiki-sfd2008-planning.pdf

Local Linux users, Windows users, Mac users, fans of open source software, everyone is welcome to assist with this project.

If you :

  • can help us with these tasks
  • have ideas and suggestions
  • would like to volunteer to help with planning SFD 2008 in Trinidad
  • would like to volunteer to help on the actual day(s)

please go to the planning page for further information and/or to add your contribution : the TTCS SFD 2008 wiki page at http://files.ttcs.tt/ttcs-wiki-sfd2008-planning.pdf and email admin at ttcsweb.org. Notes of meetings will be posted to the planning page with the first virtual one scheduled for July 27, 2008.

Further details will be posted to the SFD2008-planning page as well as via email to those persons interested in helping with SFD2008.

In 2007, the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society’s entry for SFD 2007 received a “highly commended” award from the Software Freedom Day organisation! Information about that event can be found here: