Warning: Booting the contest image may "wipe" out your PC. Be sure you know what you are doing.
We have created an image with the contest environment on it. The image is derived from Ubuntu and is meant to be installed on a USB flash drive.
You may download a DVD ISO image, burn the image to a DVD, boot from it, write the image to a USB flash drive, and boot from that.
instructions in another document explain the use of the image.
Some languages have significant differences according to version and platform, in particular, library support sometimes change. The implementations listed above are the only implementations used in the contest.
More details about compiling and running can be found at the Sample Contest WWW page. Included there is a script which can be downloaded and used to test if the contest environment has all the compilers properly installed.
To print a file (to the default printer or class of printers), invoke the command:
pcpr filenameat the command line. Only files printed this way, will be delivered to the team.
By the way, printing is administered by CUPS.
lpstat -a # a list of all printers lpstat -d # the name of the default printer lpstat -c # a list of printer classes lpstat -o # list all active print jobs lpstat -t # all printer information lprm <job-id> lpadmin -p hplj1 -v socket://192.168.0.6:9100/ -E # add & enable a network printer lpadmin -p hlplj -L "FIT: in the backroom" -D "The first of two printers for the contest" lpadmin -p hplj2 -v socket://192.168.0.17:9100/ -E # add & enable a network printer lpadmin -p hplj1 -c contest # create class 'contest' and add printer to it lpadmin -p hplj2 -c contest # add printer to class 'contest'