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python-requests package update

April 1, 2012 1 comment

The newest version of python-requests now supports python 3. The python 3 version of requests is available as python3-requests package. Thanks Rex Dieter for the patch https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=807525 . I have also decided to maintain python-requests for EL6, i have pushed the latest version 0.11.1 to EL6.

Though it violates the updates policy https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Updates_Policy, i have updated python-requests from 0.6.6 to 0.10.8 in Fedora 16 as python-requests is a fast moving young project.

All the packages should land in updates-testing in a few days. Please visit https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/python-requests to learn more about the updates.

FUDCon Pune 2011

November 13, 2011 Leave a comment

 

My flight reached at Pune 15 minutes before the schedule.  Vaidik and I planned over IRC to share the cab from airport to the hotel.  His flight was 30 mins late. I was not able to reach his mobile phone even after his flight landed. We never seen each other before. Finally i noticed a guy with a ‘Drupal’ T-shirt, i decided to bite the bullet and asked him “Are you vaidik?” Fortunately the answer was a ‘Yes’. By the way vaidik helped us with the  fudcon.in website.

While i  was waiting for Vaidik to book a cab,  I heard some one asking me “Are you going to FUDCon?”  that was .Srishti Sethi Gcompris contributor and GSOC student . Apparently she too identified us using our “Geeky” T-Shirts. We three ended up sharing the cab.

Moral : Wear a geeky T-shirt when you are going to a Technical conference.

Back in hotel i met Kushal, Praveen, Soumya aditya (my room mate)  and Jared.

Day 1:

We all had breakfast at the hotel and  hopped into a van to reach the FUDCon venue. We were welcomed by Amit, Shakthi, Rahul and others  Day 1 of FUDCon started with jared’s talk. He only used pictures in his presentation and did all the talking. His talk was thought provoking. After the keynote address  i went to speaker’s lounge to prepare for my afternoon workshop. I met Joerg  there. I introduced myself as  maintainer of sqlninja.  Joerg gave me commit access to security spin’s repository. I promised to help him with the future security spin releases..

In the afternoon, I did a workshop on “Practical GNU/Linux” for the students of college of engineering Pune. The workshop was inspired by Stanford’s open classroom session named “practical unix” I managed to pull most of crowd from auditorium’s to my workshop (evil grin). The slides are available here

Day 2:

After attending Harish’s talk on community,  I started my talk on Django. I explained folks on how to create web apps using Django using a simple blog application. The slides are available here. My talk was followed by rtnpro‘s “Testing Django apps” talk. He extended by blog application and added test cases to it. The code is available here . After the talk to our pleasant surprise some one from COEP approached us with half written Django app. We happily helped her fix the issue. In the afternoon i attened  jsmith’s “publican” talk and Srishti’s “cute hacks using pygoocanvas”.

In the evening we left for FUDPub. FUDPub was awesome , everything happened on  a roof top with DJ and dance.

Day 3: – Hackfest’s

Rahul  was late to the venue on Day 3 (FUDPub?). I introduced askbot on behalf of Rahul to the people and invited them to join our hackfest. Most of them joined us  were new to Django so we had to help them a bit. Then i started working on “Export questions and answers as pdf” feature of askbot. I ended up using “Reportlab” python library for pdf generation. A lot need to be done to complete this feature. I hope i can make most out of my upcoming weekends.

FUDcon was awesome, It was nice to see lot of people face to face.

I had lot of memorable moments at FUDCon, Rahul played a prank on how i stole  pair of  baby pink coloured slippers from srishti  :-) (the baby pink slippers are now talk of  the town, read other’s blog posts ) The mini push up’s competition at FUDPub. Taste of my first  beer/cocktail  ( i have no plans to drink again ). I am sure events like FUDCon will  help bring people together and instrumental in creating a strong community. Thanks Red Hat for sponsoring my travel and accommodation .

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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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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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Behaviour of ConfigParser.read() – Python

February 7, 2011 1 comment

I am playing around with python for a while. My code uses ConfigParser to parse a piece of configuration file. Now the documentation says ConfigParser.read() accepts list of file names as an argument and tries to read them one by one and returns the list of files that are read successfully.This behaviour is helpful when you have multiple configuration files all across your system.

what the documentation doesn’t tell you is, which configuration file it will use for further processing in case of multiple successful reads. ConfigParser actually uses the last read file for further processing. So prioritize your  configuration files accordingly

import ConfigParser

config_parser = ConfigParser.ConfigParser()

filenames = ['low_priority_file','medium_priority_file','high_priority_file']

config_parser.read(filenames)

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Fedora presence @ FOSS.in – day 1

December 16, 2010 Leave a comment

This is my first ever foss.in.  My flight arrived at bangalore by 8.30 in the morning. It took me nearly 2 hrs to reach my hotel from the airport. Beware if you want to catch a flight you better prepare and go well ahead of the time ’cause bangalore’s traffic sucks. I met aditya, amit and shreyank at the hotel and we headed towards the foss.in venue.

Everything started an hour late. The first talk was about wikipedia. Danese cooper CTO of wikimedia foundation gave a talk on the technology that drives the world’s fifth largest website. Santhosh thottingal’s work on wiki2cd was appreciated  by the wikimedia team. wiki2cd helps in creating offline content out of wikipedia.After the talk we met rahul and got our Fedora t-shirts (yay!) .

In the afternoon aditya and i went into meego mini-conf sessions by Nokia. Nokia is really trying to push meego into the mainstream (Good luck Nokia). In the evening the keynote address was given by rahul. He talked on a topic named “Failures of Fedora and what we have learned from them”, he gave us insights into what red hat/community did wrong and what they learnt from it. It was an awesome talk. Some points from his talk includes merger of core/extras repositories into a single repo, opening up the infrastructure, focus on improving packaging quality/guidelines, the problems they faced with documentation(because of red hat’s initial stand on freeing up the documentation license) , the proposed removal of CLA, the new update policy etc.

Finally we Fedora folks including lennart poettering went into a bar/restaurant and had a very good dinner. Thanks to the community architecture team for everything. We spent lot of time talking about what could be done to improve the  project. Harish pillay joined us there later in the restaurant. He explained why LTSP in Fedora needs some love and how it is getting  distro centric. We came back to hotel by 11.30 PM.

More pictures at http://www.zer0c00l.in/impressions/index.php/FOSS-IN-2010

I Voted

October 31, 2010 1 comment

I just voted for the release name of Fedora 15

  • Asturias
  • Blarney
  • Lovelock
  • Pushcart
  • Sturgis

If you haven’t do it NOW!

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