visio support comes to Linux with loads of new features of LibreOffice.

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LibreOffice 3.5 was released few days back with loads of features and improvements. Most bragged about feature should be capability to read visio diagrams. You can read the full list of features here. And here are some interesting features:

  • Better UI for header/footer handling. Easily add header or footers. Quickly see what is edited with new changing text boundaries. Quickly edit or remove headers and footers without going through page styles formatting. (Cédric Bosdonnat)
  • New faster built-in grammar checker for English and several other languages. (László Németh)
  • New multi-line input bar in Calc. The arrow-control at the end of the toolbar allows to switch this on/off.  (Anurag Jain, Noel Power)
  • Import filter for Microsoft Visio documents. (Fridrich Štrba, Eilidh McAdam, Valek Filippov)
  • Custom Shapes import was greatly enhanced, many bugs were fixed and new presets implementation added. (Radek Doulik)
  • and many more…
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Setup your own RFC Editor for Linux.

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Well, if you are a professional who has to keep referring to RFC, then you know how good it would be to have the RFC downloaded and kept in your computer. But then unless you can search it and use and editor with it, its of not much use. So, here is something  that you can do :

First get the rfc rpm from the below link:

And then set the correct editor for the RFC files:


And then you would need to set the full path for the RFC repository to a file called “~/.rfcrc”. This file would contain only one line and that would be the path where you have stored all the RFC’s. And BTW, if you do not download the RFC’s then this tool will directly search and download from the default base location so you do not need to do anything.

And then you can also set syntax and filetype in .vimrc to “rfc”. Now you are all set.
Just execute


You will see the list of options. And here is quick options that you may keep handy

rfc  -- show the headline for the rfc
rfc -l  -- open the rfc
rfc -r -- do regex search on rfc-index
rfc -s   -- search for string

Hope this helps

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Tora installation on Fedora 16 with rpm

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Last article I talked about tora installation from the sources, but if that is too much for you then you can use this one liner:

rpm -ivh ""

But if you like the hard way out, then you can always try this.

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