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Thu 14 May 2009

My first app : A command line client for twitter

Posted by ankur in Tech (181 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I've been coding in C for sometime. Been working on a command line app for twitter (I couldn't find one). I've made something and it barely works. It's under heavy development (whatever I keep doing with it all day that is).

Currently, it sends,receives updates,replies to them and …

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Tue 12 May 2009

Fedora 10 : best for everyday use.. :)

Posted by ankur in Other (488 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

From http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/best-linux-distros-for-power-users-gamers-newbies-and-more-596697?artc_pg=3

Firstly, Fedora just looks better, despite being built around the same Gnome desktop as Debian. The astronomical theme that accompanies you while you launch the operating system is carried on to the blue desktop, and there's a distinct …

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Sun 10 May 2009

Good news!! Delta is here!!

Posted by ankur in Other (220 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Ah, planet fedora just made my day.. or night.. This post from Josh Boyer is it.. It needs to be put up everywhere possible so people can see it..

Fedora 11 Deltarpms: The Doom That Wasn't

Recently, Paul blogged about the awesomeness that is yum-presto and Deltarpms. I clarified that …

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Sun 10 May 2009

My adventures with Packaging.. I'm Stuck :(

Posted by ankur in Tech (175 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Well.. Here it is.. Good and bad news.. The packaging went smoothly.. The spec is correct, so are the rpms. No rpmlint errors at all.. But, here's the catch :

Everytime I try to run the app.. I get this error load.. The terminal just blinks here until I Ctrl+ it …

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Sun 10 May 2009

My adventures with Packaging.. I'm Stuck :(

Posted by ankur in Tech (177 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Well.. Here it is.. Good and bad news.. The packaging went smoothly.. The spec is correct, so are the rpms. No rpmlint errors at all.. But, here's the catch :

Everytime I try to run the app. I get this error load. The terminal just blinks here until I Ctrl+ it …

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Fri 08 May 2009

My adventures with packaging : Moving on from Fonts to apps

Posted by ankur in Tech (85 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I finally decided to take the step. I've packaged 4-5 fonts, and I think I get the SPEC file now. Atleast for font packages.

I'm trying a hand at app packaging now. Rahul (Sundaram) suggested me a few simple ones I could sart with on the fedora-india list. I've begun …

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Wed 06 May 2009

Preupgrade

Posted by ankur in Tech (161 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I wrote this post for the LUGManipal blog. This post is meant to be for people not aware of Preupgrade yet.

Preupgrade has been around for quite sometime now. This post is intended to make everyone aware of Preupgrade's existence and to answer any queries regarding it.

What is Preupgrade …

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