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I am going to FUDCon Pune 2011

October 11, 2011 Leave a comment
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New package: Sqlninja

September 4, 2011 Leave a comment

sqlninja – http://sqlninja.sourceforge.net/download.html a candidate for Fedora security spin is now available in updates-testing repository

yum install –enablerepo=updates-testing sqlninja

The package currently does not include any payload binaries, they can be downloaded from http://sqlninja.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/sqlninja/scripts/

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New Package: Python-requests – HTTP for Humans

August 17, 2011 Leave a comment

According to http://docs.python-requests.org/en/latest/index.html

Most existing Python modules for sending HTTP requests are extremely verbose and cumbersome. Python’s builtin urllib2 module provides most of the HTTP capabilities you should need, but the api is thoroughly broken. It requires an enormous amount of work (even method overrides) to perform the simplest of tasks.

Things shouldn’t be this way. Not in Python

Sample code

>>> r = requests.get(‘https://api.github.com’, auth=(‘user’, ‘pass’))
>>> r.status_code
204
>>> r.headers['content-type']
‘application/json’
>>> r.content

The same sample , without using requests would look like https://gist.github.com/973705. Requests library indeed reduces the lines of code we have to write to set up HTTP requests.

The new library is available as python-requests in  Fedora. You can test the packaging using the following command

yum –enablerepo=updates-testing install python-requests

Have fun!

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ArpON 2.6 and emacs-goodies 35.0 lands in rawhide

July 17, 2011 Leave a comment

ArpON is a tool that makes Arp Protocol secure by preventing MITM caused by Arp Cache poisoning. There is a new version of ArpON available at http://arpon.sourceforge.net/download.html. ArpON 2.6 has now landed in Fedora rawhide repository.

emacs-goodies  package consists of lot of useful Emacs addons . A new version of this package is available at http://packages.debian.org/sid/lisp/emacs-goodies-el. The same will available in rawhide  shortly. I also updated emacs-goodies in F15 and F14 branches, that will be a bugfix update for existing  version 34.1.

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Fedora 15 release event – Chennai

June 13, 2011 7 comments

I gave a presentation about Fedora 15 and its features at the monthly meet of Indian Linux Users GroupChennai. I started my presentation by answering the question “Why Fedora and Fedora project?”. Explained them about core foundations of Fedora project and other things at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Overview.

Then i moved on to the new features in Lovelock. I picked up features Systemd and Gnome 3 and explained them elaborately.  I showed them the brand new gnome 3 desktop and informed them about what to expect and what not to expect from it. People were puzzled about the removal of poweroff/reboot/minimize button from the system menu and title bar. I showed them how they can bring back the poweroff/reboot/minimize buttons by installing gnome-shell extensions.

Finally i asked the audience to watch out for Fudcon:APAC, India as the Fedora Indian community is looking forward to conduct the conference later this year. Fedora 15 ISO’s, snacks and beverages were served in the end :-)

Presentation: http://zer0c00l.in/downloads/Fedora15_Overview.pdf

Latex beamer source: https://gitorious.org/saga-presentations/presentations/trees/master/Fedora_15_overview

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color-theme on EPEL

February 20, 2011 Comments off

Pushed emacs-color-theme for EPEL. I was able to test the EL5 build using centos 5 however i was unable to test the EL6 build as i don’t have RHEL6. i would appreciate if some one test the following scratch build on a EL6 machine http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=2851061. I am not sure whether it will work. i used the same spec file which i have used for EL5.

On the other news cricscore-applet was updated to 1.1.0.5 on all branches fixing a crash due to python API change.

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Yet another reason to use duckduckgo

January 15, 2011 1 comment

I started using duckduckgo after heavy lobbying from the LUG folks . It is indeed good. They are very open to feedback and change. Take a look at the below conversation

 

Now searching for “BIL” in duckduckgo shows up info about BIL conference on the first page https://duckduckgo.com/?q=BIL

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