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Sun 11 March 2012

What I've been up to recently

Posted by ankur in Tech (417 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

Most recently, I did my laundry ;). The transition from a college student to a corporate employee is taking me longer than it does most people. Since I'm due to start my post graduate courses in a few months, I guess I'm subconsciously resisting the transition. I can't wait to get …

Fri 02 March 2012

Google Summer of Code 2012: Some "things to remember" for prospective mentors

Posted by ankur in Tech (834 words, approximately a 4 minute read)

To start with, the organization application deadline is March 9, which is right around the corner. If you have some ideas for this year's program, it's time to get them up on the wiki!

I was a participant last year. Based on my experience, here are some things that you …

Sat 25 February 2012

FUDCon APAC Recommendations

Posted by ankur in Tech (289 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

Hello Fedorians!

We need you to make a recommendation for the APAC FUDCon ASAP:

If you haven't already, please read Robyn's mail to the fudcon-planning list[1] stressing that the APAC FUDCon will need to be deferred to next year if a decision is not made quickly. It …

Thu 23 February 2012

The "easyfix" key word for bugzilla

Posted by ankur in Tech (167 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I've been a package maintainer for quite a while now. Yet, it was just about a minute ago, that I learnt of the "easyfix" key word. Here's how I ran into it:

20:27  Is there a way to identify fedora bugs on bugzilla which can be dealt by people …

Thu 23 February 2012

Updating all your fedora package git directories

Posted by ankur in Tech (152 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Most package maintainers already know this (or use something way easier), but this is how I go about updating all my fedora package git folders:

[ankur@ankur ~]$cd Documents/work/repos/others/fedora-packages/ [ankur@ankur fedora-packages]$ ls
aeskulap  dcm4che-test       fpaste        hiran-perizia-fonts  libmpd       memaker                OpenNL                python-hl7  subversion    trash-cli
cmake     detex              freemedforms …

Sun 19 February 2012

Test from blogtk

Posted by ankur in Tech (35 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I've been having trouble with the wordpress web interface lately. It doesn't work well with Pentadactyl (a firefox VIM add-on I can't survive without). I'm testing out new blog clients, starting with blogtk. Hello world!?

Sat 18 February 2012

My library

Posted by ankur in Tech (63 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I use Alexandria for keeping a record of all the books I buy/read/loan. It has a nifty feature where you can export your libraries as HTML files. I've published them.Have a look! It's only a subset, costituting books I've read since the second half the last year …

Fri 17 February 2012

Fedora free-media tool: making modifications to the trac?

Posted by ankur in Tech (248 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I got a feature request for the free-media tool that I've been working on. Benedikt Schäfer asked me if resolving a ticket in the tool could also change the ticket status on the trac. While this is on the TODO already, I sat up last night and looked into it …

Thu 16 February 2012

On my relationship with fedora medical

Posted by ankur in Tech (764 words, approximately a 4 minute read)

Of late, I've had to deal with the fact that people believe that the driving force behind me applying for the fedora medical GSoC last year was only money. I address the matter in this post.

Susmit had initiated the fedora medical SIG in an attempt to make a fedora …

Thu 16 February 2012

Fedora free-media-tool version 0.2alpha

Posted by ankur in Tech (1046 words, approximately a 5 minute read)

I've managed to get most of the functionality coded up. Here's what ffmtool -h looks like now (on my system):

[ankur@ankur ~]\$ ffmtool -h
[+] Parsing available options from config file: /home/ankur/.config/fedora-free-media-tool/config.cfg
Usage: ffmt [Options] [args]...
A tool to assist Fedora free-media contributors.
Without options, it …