Category Archives: GNU/Linux

a window to freedom-on dec 4th

Hi all 🙂

Welcome to the inauguration of Free Software User Group, Thrissur. This will be held on 4th December 2008.

More details can be found on the FSUG Thrissur wiki page. As a member of FSUG Thrissur, I am unhappy to sat that I wont be there to attend the inauguration. I am having my university lab exams. But I will reach at the end of the event.


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National Conference On Free Software, Kochi India

Software . Free Knowledge . Free Humanity


15th & 16th NOVEMBER, 2008


National Conference On Free Software 2008
is being organized in Cochin Kerala (India) on 15 and 16 November 2008.
Last years event was held in Hyderabad .Perhaps we should remedy this time around, I request
readers to please spread the word about the conference widely.

The event is organised by Appropriate Technology Promotion Society(ATPS) , CUSAT, Government of Kerala’s IT@School project and Open Software Solutions Industrial Cooperative Society Limited (OSS ICS)

If you like to attend National Conference on Free Software please register as a delegate online.

I think this is my first seminar I an going to attend.

My exams will start on this thursday starting with Economics. Time to study 😦

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BeagleBoard @ Pramode Sir’s blog

Wow I was shocked seeing the post of pramode sir’s BeagleBoard Experiments.

Actually I was in search of the board. Soon i have to visit him to see the board.

Please follow the link to get more details

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Proud to say “I am a GNOME contributer”

I have translated aroud 3 strings for GNOME desktop. So now I am proud to say that I am a proud GNOME contributor now !!

This is the web page of SMC

Visit the page of GNOME malayalam

In my opinion the best way to enter into the FLOSS is by joining a FSUG near you and start with localisation.

Today I had an chat with santhosh chettan. He also said me the same thing.

Here  everyone are in a rush of setting up FSUG-Calicut and FSUG-Thrissur.

Visit mail pages of FSUG-Calicut and FSUG-Thrissur

Here are the files translated by myself




If any one wants to join malayalam localisation team please visit


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Diff & Patch: An one minute tutorial

Most of us working in open source projects need to generate modification on a special part of code.

After making changes we need to send it. Only the difference in the file is needed to be sent.

So how to create a difference(diff) file ? Simple .Follow these steps

diff <original dir>X.c <working dir>X.c > “diff file”

Here diff file may be X.c.diff.

X.c is a c language file.

Now if we receive the diff file, how to join(patch) it with our orginal file? See below

patch X.c X.c.diff

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Missed my Software Freedom Day Celebrations

Yesterday was software freedome day in Malabar Christian College, Kozhikode.

I was unlucky to miss my Software Freedom Day Celebrations. We had an seminar at
our college on Embedded systems.
The sad thing is that I didnt met any of the members of SMC which I was in search to meet.
I think if I have another chance I will meet them.

See the reports

Kishore’s report

Hiran’s report

And also by Shyam K

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My Article on Electronics For You (EFY)

Last week I got reply from EFY about my article. They said it would be published in this month’s (September) issue.

Name of the article is Parallel Port control in GNU/Linux. It is published under “SOFTWARE SECTION” of EFY. The software for it is released under GNU General Public License (GPL). It is my first software under GNU GPL.

This is the screenshot of my software

Parallel Port control in GNU/Linux screenshot

Parallel Port control in GNU/Linux screenshot

Please read it and comment here.

A similar like article can be found in my site

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