Fedora in light painting
Posted: 2009-07-27T23:24:58+05:30


Also I was endowed with some super power tonight.


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Pony v0.3 released
Posted: 2009-07-15T15:15:31+05:30

I just released Pony v0.3 , you can download the source from here. Pony is an image manager written in PyKDE4.
If you are using a previous version of pony , you should remove the old db by $rm ~/.pony.db

This release is having many bug fixes and also new features.


  • One can create media catalog (DVD or removable medias)
  • Search media catalogs based on tags
  • Flickr image uploading is now smoother
  • While in FullScreen image viewing one can use mouse whell to browse through images

Here is a preview of the new catalog options

Pony v0.3

If you are using Fedora 11 , you can add my repo as building and pushing to the Fedora repos may take some time. To do so just drop this in your /etc/yum.repos.d/

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Removing my feed from planet KDE
Posted: 2009-07-12T22:41:31+05:30

As I write about many things (which includes all my PyKDE or PyQt apps) some people are seem to be very much offended to read them in Planet KDE.

So, I am just removing my feed to make the planet junk free.

Though I used to get highest number of hits on my screenshots and photos in flickr from planetkde.org :)

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Webcast on FOSS
Posted: 2009-07-10T10:10:44+05:30

Update: Direct link You can watch it live here. These talks are part of the National mission on education through ICT. More information available here.

Date: Friday, July 10th, 2009 Time: 2.30 pm IST ( 09:00 UTC )

Talk 1: 10 things a FOSS developer should know

Abstract: FOSS development is easy. A simple set of rules and protocols would get anyone started on FOSS development. In this talk, the 10 essential things are discussed in a form that is easy to remember and, easy to tell others. Mostly interactive and example-driven, the talk builds on the fundamental principles of Software Development and provides relevance within the FOSS model of doing things.

Speaker: Ramakrishna Reddy is a Sr Software Engineer at Red Hat. A self-confessed Python fan, Ramakrishna is currently involved in authoring a book teaching non-programmers the fundamentals of computing. He is a regular on various Python forums along side NLP related forums. Ramakrishna maintains various eclectic packages in Fedora and, is also active in the Debian community.

Talk 2: How to use infrastructure for FOSS Projects

Abstract: Infrastructure is an important part of a FOSS project’s lifecycle. In this talk, Prasad talks about how to set up a development environment for a developer and, how best to set up a development/project infrastructure. Touching upon the essential infrastructure aspects, Prasad takes an example of his own project to demonstrate how important infrastructure is for projects.

Speaker: Prasad J Pandit is a Software Engineer at Red Hat. A developer who professes a love for Perl and C, Prasad maintains packages in Fedora. He also provides guidance to new participants in FOSS development showing them how to get their feet wet.

Talk 3: Communication in a FOSS Project

Abstact: Any project is based on communication. Clear, precise and accurate information at the right time helps to build communities around projects. Rahul delves into his experience as a Fedora Community Wrangler to talk about the ways and means to maintain a dialogue with an evolving community as well as how best to build up communication skills.

Speaker: Rahul Sundaram has been working within the Fedora community for close to 5 years now. He works as a Software Engineer at Red Hat and, provides inputs and guidance in various aspects of The Fedora Project ensuring that concept of collaboration is well established. He also writes in various publications and online journals. His profile is available athttps://fedoraproject.org/wiki/RahulSundaram

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translation-filter 0.0.4 is released
Posted: 2009-07-08T23:23:50+05:30

translation-filter-kde 0.0.4

You can download the source from here.

Documentation can be found here.

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lekhonee v0.6 released
Posted: 2009-07-03T16:05:46+05:30

I just released lekhonee v0.6 . Download the source.

For RPM(s) , download from koji.

New features and fixes:

  • Preview option fixed in the KDE based frontend, old menu based options removed
  • Editing option for the last 10 blog posts. Users please tell me if you need to get more
  • Insert Link error in the gnome frontend is fixed
  • Add categories is also working under gnome frontend (forgot to write code in the last release)
  • “Save Draft” option on the gnome frontend is also working (Again forgot to write the code)

If you want to go back from the “Old Posts” list in the gnome frontend , just select anything the list and press “Escape”, in KDE one, there is a button on top to handle this.

To edit the entries you have to double click on the post title.


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lekhonee 0.5 released
Posted: 2009-07-01T10:22:23+05:30

You can downlod it from here. Lekhonee is a desktop client for Wordpress.

New features:

  • Tag support
  • UI improvement for editing last entry
  • Bug #507518 fixed

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Summer Training 2009 started
Posted: 2009-06-25T21:18:35+05:30

So, we started :) Thank you all for participating. IRC logs can be found here.

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Lekhonee v0.4 released
Posted: 2009-06-17T21:27:08+05:30

I am happy to announce the release of Lekhonee 0.4 .You can download the source from here. RPM(s) for Fedora 11 are available in the project homepage.

The main features of this release:

  • Simplified configuration system
  • Fixed bugs on creating new blog entries
  • Editing last entered entry related issues fixed
  • A new front-end for Gnome is introduced
  • A small self advertisement message will be added at the end of the blog posts, can be turned off using ‘Edit’ menu.
The main change in this release is of course the front-end for Gnome. I tried to keep both KDE and Gnome based UI(s) look alike. Btw, you have to enter password everytime you run the application as I am not saving the password any more.

Lekhonee kde based frontend

Lekhonee frontend from Gnome

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Chinese translation of pym
Posted: 2009-06-17T11:50:44+05:30

李建盛 is working on Chinese translation of my book ‘Python for you and me’ aka pym. You can find current work here.

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