Wednesday, June 28, 2006

SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop - Preview edition

SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop - Preview edition is now available for download. Go and grab it ! Enjoy the Xgl 3D effects. Great work from Novell !

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Open SuSE 10.1 + Linux For You magazine

If you are in India go and grab OpenSuSE 10.1 DVD along with Linux For You magazine, June 2006 Edition !!!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Tinderbox integration - Status !

Its nice to see the progress of Tinderbox integration with LDTP / Jhbuild ! I appreciate the work of Prashanth Mohan. I'm happy to see Luis Villa comment on tinderbox integration. Luis Villa has blogged about Tinderbox integration in his blog too. I'm too happy to see that too ;)

Prasanth Mohan is getting good support from Frederic and James for Tinderbox and Jhbuild related queries.

I thank Varadhan and Emily Chen (Google Summer of Code mentors) for guiding Prasanth Mohan.

First ever ADO.NET program ;)

First ever ADO.NET program written by me ;)

using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.Common;
using System.Data.SqlClient;

class firstadocs {
static void Main(string[] args)
string ConnectionString ="server=mono-server;database=monotest;user id=monotester;password=monotester;";

SqlConnection conn = new SqlConnection(ConnectionString);
string sql = "SELECT * FROM tbl1";
SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand (sql, conn);
conn.Open ();
SqlDataReader reader = null;
reader = cmd.ExecuteReader();
while (reader.Read())
Console.Write(reader.GetString(0).ToString() + " ," );
Console.Write(reader.GetString(1).ToString() + " ," );
// Close reader
// Close the connection

Thanks to senga for helping me in understanding ADO.NET. Also going through the book 'A Programmers Guide to ADO.NET in C#' !

Monday, June 19, 2006

Handwriting recognition tool

Online Handwriting recognition tool from HP ! available under GPL license !!!

/me learning ADO.NET

As part of Mono ADO.NET development, I'm learning all the basics of ADO.NET. Also reading some intersing blogs about ADO.NET. MSDN is a good reference to start with, it seems !

Joined Mono ADO.NET team

As part of my regular office work, I have joined Mono ADO.NET team ! Thanks to all the managers who have made this possible ;)

Casanova progress on LDTP + Tinderbox integration

Casanova is progressing well in LDTP + Tinderbox integration as part of Google SoC. Hope he should be able to complete the task as per schedule. I wish him 'All the very best !'.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Casanova - Google SoC experience sharing

Casanova (Prashanth Mohan) sharing his Google Summer of Code experience with the students, profressors of Anna University and Linux Users Group members, Chennai - ilugc.

Team picnic - Novell Bangalore

I joined with my family members for the team picnic organized by Linux Desktop Group in Novell Bangalore. We all went to Banargatta in Bangalore. Its 20 KM away from the city. The place was really cool ! We all enjoyed a lot :)

Me playing cricket - Trying to take a run ;)

My daughter and Varadhan with deer

Workshop on contributing to FOSS projects

FOSS event conducted by NRCFOSS and the event happened in MIT Campus, Anna University.

Topics I covered in the workshop 'How to contribute to FOSS projects'

* Picking up a task
* Opening up a discussion in the community
* Preparing a patch
* Getting the patch reviewed
* Giving it to the community

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Prasanth Mohan for Google SoC under GNOME org for LDTP project

Prashanth Mohan has replaced the existing nominee Shankar Ganesh for Google Summer of Code under GNOME organization for LDTP project. The replacement was due to some unavoidable circumstances !

We look forward to work with Prashanth Mohan :) SoC tasks for Prasahanth Mohan.

Mentors remain same - Veerapuram Varadhan, Emily Chen.

Overall Prashanth Mohan (Casanova) task
* Tinderbox integration
* Evolution automation
* LDTP Regression