WARNING: DON"T PUT EMPTY LINES!

.myhd { background-color:#3E4D5E; /*background-color: #DDDDDD; orange;*/ color: white; /*darkblue;*/ font-family:"Lucida Grande","Lucida Sans Unicode","Lucida Sans","Lucida",Verdana,sans-serif; font-size:15px; line-height:145%; height:auto !important; min-height:105px; padding-left:30px; padding-top: 10px; padding-bottom: 10px; position:relative; z-index:10; } .selflink a { color: white; } .boxbg { background-color: /*lightGreen;*/ lightBlue; } #bottomnav { position: relative; width: 100%; } #bottomnav-content { position: relative; height: 160px; } .bottomnav-block { float: left; width: 140px; padding-top: 20px; } .bottomnav-block .search { font-size: 10px; width: 70px; background-color: #ffffff; color: #999999; z-index: -10; } .bottomnav-block h4 { margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-size: 8pt; } .bottomnav-block ul { margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; } .bottomnav-block ul li { margin-bottom: 1px; list-style-position: outside; list-style-type: none; list-style-image: none; font-size: 8pt; } .bottomnav-block a { font-weight: 450; color: #101010; } .bottomnav-block a:visited { font-weight: 550; color: #101010; /*#a0a0a0;*/ } .bottomnav-block a:hover { font-weight: 400; color: blue; /*#a0a0a0;*/ } .bottomnav-block h4 a { font-weight: 700; } #col-page-main { padding-top: 35px; padding-right: 35px; padding-bottom: 35px; padding-left: 35px; } #col-page-main /*>*/ p { } #col-page-main /*>*/ ul { margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; } #col-page-main /*>*/ ul li { margin-left: 15px; } #col-page-l1 { float: left; width: 280px; margin-top: 0; margin-right: 0; margin-bottom: 0; margin-left: 0; } #col-page-l2 { float: left; width: 280px; margin-top: 0; margin-right: 35px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-left: 25px; } #col-page-l1-nosidebar { float: left; width: 415px; margin-top: 0; margin-right: 0; margin-bottom: 0; margin-left: 0; } #col-page-l2-nosidebar { float: left; width: 415px; margin-top: 0; margin-right: 35px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-left: 40px; } #col-page-main hr { width: 625px; height: 1px; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; border-right-color: #000000; border-bottom-color: #000000; border-top-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-top-style: none; border-left-style: none; border-right-style: none; border-bottom-style: none; background-color: #494949; margin-top: 35px; margin-right: 0; margin-bottom: 35px; margin-left: 0; } .pulloutbox { position: relative; width: 600px; margin-top: 20px; margin-right: 20px; margin-bottom: 35px; margin-left: 20px; } .boxheader { background-color: #3e4d5e; } .col-right-block { width: 100%; position: relative; } #col-page-right .linehiderhack { position: absolute; z-index: 10; width: 90%; height: 1px; } .col-right-block h5 { margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0; padding-top: 12px; padding-right: 0; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 18px; border-top-color: #738191; border-top-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; } .col-right-block h5 a { color: #ffffff; } #col-page-right { border-top-color: #ff00ff; border-left-color: #ff00ff; border-right-color: #ff00ff; border-bottom-color: #ff00ff; border-top-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-top-style: dashed; border-left-style: dashed; border-right-style: dashed; border-bottom-style: dashed; } .right-block-links h5 { color:white; font-family:"Lucida Grande","Lucida Sans Unicode","Lucida Sans","Lucida",Verdana,sans-serif; font-size:12px; line-height:145%; margin-left:5px; } #col-page-right hr { position: relative; background-color: lightBlue; } .col-right-header { width: 100%; height: 35px; } .col-right-header .username, .col-right-header .wikicontents, .col-right-header .logout { position: absolute; margin-top: 5px; margin-right: 18px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 18px; } .col-right-header .logout { right: 0px; }

This page will contain information regarding various software used in this project.

TAD Designer Lite

  1. Download TAD Designer Lite from here If that is proving to be slow, then download it from here. This uses Dijjer, a content distribution system and a small Java application is required to be downloaded and run on your computer. If you are not wanting to download this Java app on to your computer or you do not have Java then try this link
  2. It is a regular Windows installer. It works on Windows XP or Vista or Windows 7 (yes, even in 64 bit computers!). It will install even under WINE on Linux.
  3. By default, it will install into the Programs Folder on your computer
  4. Please note that on some systems, the Programs Folder are automatically readonly, especially if you are not an administrator. As TAD Designer Lite saves some .ini information in that folder, it is important that the folder is writeable. If not, you will get an error and the program may quit. To correct this readonly problem, refer here and you can also try Google.
  5. You should register yourself at this website for using this software. Registration is free and is requested only to track serious users.
  6. When you start using the program for the first time, it will ask for the username and password that you gave in your registration.
  7. This program contains many models of actual projects done using this system.

TAD Designer Lite on Linux

  1. Install Ubuntu 8.1
  2. Install Wine using the Ubuntu Applications| Add/remove Applications menu. When you install Wine, certain Windows XP programs can run within Linux
  3. Install Winetricks from http://wiki.winehq.org/winetricks . Follow the instructions carefully. You would also need to have cabextract before you use winetricks
  4. Open a terminal window and fire up winetricks thus:

    sh winetricks
  5. It will give a nice user interface listing out all the additional Windows components that may be required by the software that you want to run under Wine
  6. Tick all those that even vaguely refers to MS Script (E.g. MS Script Control. The word script will be your clue)
  7. Then let winetricks do its tricks. All those additional components would be downloaded from the respective sites and installed on your computer
  8. Install TAD Designer Lite using Wine and enjoy a drink
  9. I found that even the OpenGL was working smoothly. Only the scrollbars of the openGL 3D window was getting overdrawn. However, the scrollbars were there all right -- it was responsive to the mouse. Just that you could not see them. I did all the above on a new Compaq C60 101 AU (Athlon C60 Core Duo processor) with 2Gig ram

Note: The above trick may work on other linux bundles too. Wine, cabextract and winetricks can easily be installed on most Linux machines. However your experience may vary. Do fill in this page with your notes

Windows Help file

Alamban

  • Alamban is the precursor to TAD Foundation, the basic software on which all the other components will work. It works both under Windows and Linux. However, for now we have the zip file for Windows. Just unzip Alamban from here, and read the readme file which will explain how to proceed with the installation.