[Taxacom] Taxacom Digest, Vol 103, Issue 12

Peet, Robert K peet at unc.edu
Mon Oct 13 18:12:18 CDT 2014


Thanks, keep me posted.
Make me one of the 22.

Bob

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Today's Topics:

   1. ‏‏رد:  Windows XP Mode (Sami Hussein Rabei)
   2. ‏‏رد:  Windows XP Mode (Sami Hussein Rabei)
   3. Re: Windows XP Mode (Régine Vignes Lebbe)
   4. GBIF & BHL (Wolfgang Lorenz)


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Message: 1
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 23:07:05 +0000
From: Sami Hussein Rabei <samirabei at du.edu.eg>
To: "buzwilson at gmail.com" <buzwilson at gmail.com>,
	"taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Subject: [Taxacom] ‏‏رد:  Windows XP Mode
Message-ID:
	<20285AAA1E578948A78D0BDD608E644801015AF6AA at mail01.du.edu.eg>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1256"

I use open DELTA 

Sami Rabei
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With my Best Wishes
Sami Hussein Rabei (PhD)
Botany Department,
Faculty of Science,
Damietta University,
New Damietta , Post Box 34517
Damietta, Egypt.

Tel. Mobile: 002 0101 7895350
Tel. Work:   002 057 2403981
Tel. Home:   002 057 2403108
Fax:         002 057 2403868

samirabei at du.edu.eg
Researcher ID: G-9848-2012
ORCID: 0000-0001-6042-5877
http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=GexZOhIAAAAJ
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‏‏من: ‏‏Taxacom [taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] بالنيابة عن Buz Wilson [buzwilson at gmail.com] ‏‏تاريخ الإرسال: 10 اكتوبر, 2014 09:19 م
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
‏‏الموضوع: Re: [Taxacom] Windows XP Mode

If you were using VirtualBox as your virtual machine manager, attaching drives outside of the virtual machine is simple. Highlight the XP virtual machine in the starting dialog, go to settings, shared folders, right click the list of shared folders and add any folder that you want to access on the host system from the virtual machine. This is really useful, because XP doesn't need to know anything about the host file system (ext4 in my case) - the data are provided as in a networked drive. Other virtual machine managers should do something similar. If you are limited to the Microsoft universe, Win7 virtualization of XP works well. A student who works with me uses it exclusively, so I can confirm Joe Kirkbride's observation. Does anyone know if the XP virtual machine works on Win 8.1 or 8.2?
best wishes
Buz

George D.F. (Buz) Wilson, Ph.D.
Saugatuck Natural History Laboratory
Research Associate, US National Museum of Natural History
email: buzwilson at gmail.com

On 10/10/2014 02:55 PM, Kirkbride, Joseph wrote:

> I have restarted using the DELTA system after several years without using it. My current office PC is running 64-bit Windows 7 Professional, and CONFOR will not run on it. I had to find an old machine running Windows XP to use DELTA. Some years ago, Mike had mentioned that the way to resolve this was to install a virtual machine running an earlier version of Windows. I tried that some years ago, and it was very cumbersome moving the files into and out of the virtual machine.

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Message: 2
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 23:08:36 +0000
From: Sami Hussein Rabei <samirabei at du.edu.eg>
To: "buzwilson at gmail.com" <buzwilson at gmail.com>,
	"taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Subject: [Taxacom] ‏‏رد:  Windows XP Mode
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	<20285AAA1E578948A78D0BDD608E644801015B06DA at mail01.du.edu.eg>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1256"

I hope you are ok. Could you please try the following Open Delta (https://code.google.com/p/open-delta/wiki/InstallationInstructions)


Sami Rabei
----------------------------------
With my Best Wishes
Sami Hussein Rabei (PhD)
Botany Department,
Faculty of Science,
Damietta University,
New Damietta , Post Box 34517
Damietta, Egypt.

Tel. Mobile: 002 0101 7895350
Tel. Work:   002 057 2403981
Tel. Home:   002 057 2403108
Fax:         002 057 2403868

samirabei at du.edu.eg
Researcher ID: G-9848-2012
ORCID: 0000-0001-6042-5877
http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=GexZOhIAAAAJ
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‏‏من: ‏‏Taxacom [taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] بالنيابة عن Buz Wilson [buzwilson at gmail.com] ‏‏تاريخ الإرسال: 10 اكتوبر, 2014 09:19 م
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
‏‏الموضوع: Re: [Taxacom] Windows XP Mode

If you were using VirtualBox as your virtual machine manager, attaching drives outside of the virtual machine is simple. Highlight the XP virtual machine in the starting dialog, go to settings, shared folders, right click the list of shared folders and add any folder that you want to access on the host system from the virtual machine. This is really useful, because XP doesn't need to know anything about the host file system (ext4 in my case) - the data are provided as in a networked drive. Other virtual machine managers should do something similar. If you are limited to the Microsoft universe, Win7 virtualization of XP works well. A student who works with me uses it exclusively, so I can confirm Joe Kirkbride's observation. Does anyone know if the XP virtual machine works on Win 8.1 or 8.2?
best wishes
Buz

George D.F. (Buz) Wilson, Ph.D.
Saugatuck Natural History Laboratory
Research Associate, US National Museum of Natural History
email: buzwilson at gmail.com

On 10/10/2014 02:55 PM, Kirkbride, Joseph wrote:

> I have restarted using the DELTA system after several years without using it. My current office PC is running 64-bit Windows 7 Professional, and CONFOR will not run on it. I had to find an old machine running Windows XP to use DELTA. Some years ago, Mike had mentioned that the way to resolve this was to install a virtual machine running an earlier version of Windows. I tried that some years ago, and it was very cumbersome moving the files into and out of the virtual machine.

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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:40:36 +0200
From: Régine Vignes Lebbe  <regine.vignes_lebbe at upmc.fr>
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Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Windows XP Mode
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We have developed webservices for identification and to convert DELTA file to SDD format. See http://www.identificationkey.fr/ We would be pleased to have some comments and feedback, if this could be useful for some DELTA users.

Régine


Le 10/10/2014 20:55, Kirkbride, Joseph a écrit :
> I have restarted using the DELTA system after several years without using it. My current office PC is running 64-bit Windows 7 Professional, and CONFOR will not run on it. I had to find an old machine running Windows XP to use DELTA. Some years ago, Mike had mentioned that the way to resolve this was to install a virtual machine running an earlier version of Windows. I tried that some years ago, and it was very cumbersome moving the files into and out of the virtual machine. Carrying files back and forth on a USB drive between my current office machine and an old machine was also awkward.
>
> I did a Google search on running Windows XP on a Windows 7 machine, and found the following Microsoft web page:
>    
> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/install-and-use-windows-xp
> -mode-in-windows-7 This web page explains the installation of Windows 
> XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC and starting the system up the first time. This system can be run only on Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate. Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC are easy to download and install.
>
> The nice thing about this system is that when Windows XP is running in the virtual machine, you can start Windows Explorer in the virtual machine and the drives of the virtual machine and the Windows 7 PC all appear and can be accessed. Therefore it is easy to move files back and forth between the virtual machine and Windows 7. I copied the installation files for the original DELTA system, open DELTA, and DIANA from the Windows 7 directory, and then installed them without problems. I copied my DLT files from Windows 7, and have been using them in the virtual machine with CONFOR. This is one solution for running DELTA on 64-bit Windows 7.
>
> Joe K
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Message: 4
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:05:34 +0200
From: Wolfgang Lorenz <faunaplan at googlemail.com>
To: "taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Cc: dhobern at gbif.org
Subject: [Taxacom] GBIF & BHL
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Dear All,
a few weeks ago, BHL has joined GBIF as an associate. Good news!
And doesn't it underline, again, the urgency for more control by users?
BHL's automatic name recognition is a fantastic tool when used with caution, but in combination with GBIF's "fuzzy taxon matches" it might produce so many more errors...

GBIF does have excellent data! Sadly, many users will not see it because it takes an awful lot of time.
'Manual work doesn't scale' is an often used argument for automatic data aggregation.
Okay, but when it's available, why not use it?

GBIF's official portal launch was in July 2007. Since then, I was trying to follow GBIF's progress on the megadiverse family of ground beetles. That is:
1) by the end of each year, download a complete dataset on Carabidae (almost 1 million last december);
2) compare original verbatim names provided by the data providers with my own names database in order to spot & correct errors in GBIF's name interpretation.
3) group all georeferenced records into squares (grid cells) on the WGS-84 grid which I can display on a simple map for comparison with overview maps provided by GBIF.
It takes time but it's not too difficult to do all that with my simple tools and limited programming skills. My latest results can be seen here:
http://carabidfauna.com/CarabMap.php (download of Dec 2013).

Putting all data into easy-to-use geospatial "boxes" has several advantages. E.g., I can get a checklist for each gridcell. And it might help in organizing a sort of data stewardship by users who know a region well and can spot errors earlier than others.

Finally, taxon specialists might want to set up species-pages by putting together what they have: nomenclature, literature citations with BHL-links and an overview map
(e.g.: http://carabidfauna.net/Orthotrichus_gilvipes.pdf ).
Such species pages with authorship and time-stamp could then serve other users as a background for vetting data that are accessible through GBIF.
Why not set up a persistent archive for such species PDFs?

Best regards,
Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Lorenz, Tutzing, Germany


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