Free Open Source Software related posts
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OpenShift is a very cool platform and I got attracted. I wanted to extend my experiment and wanted to onboard an application which I have written. I thought about some ideas which I could code in python and at the same time I can test various features of OpenShift, also I wanted to learn some new web framework in python during this experiment.

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OpenShift is a free cloud-based application platform from RedHat. Of late I caught an interest in Cloud Computing and wanted to try out different stuff. Though I did extensive reading on Eucalyptus, Amazon EC2, Ubuntu Cloud, etc. I wanted to try something hands on and chose to experiment with OpenShift. OpenShift has two flavors such as Express and Flex. Express is a shared application platform which supports Ruby, PHP, and Python applications. On the other hand flex is dedicated platform-as-a-service for Java and PHP applications which creates and provides management capabilities to operate on Amazon EC2 clouds (in future more cloud platforms will be added).

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OpenSource book wrapperI wrote a book on OpenSource in Tamil and it got published by New Horizon Media (Kizhakku Pathipagam) on last Saturday ie., 07-jan-2012 in Chennai Book Fair 2012. If you get a chance to visit Chennai Book fair drop in at Kizhakku Pathipagam stall and grab a copy of the book.

Following are the link to purchase the book online:



3) ChennaiShopping

4) Flipkart

Introduction about this book are available in the following links:

Facebook page:

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In work I wanted python2.7 for using some latest modules. I run Debian 6.0 ie., squeeze in my laptop, but python2.7 is available in Wheezy or Debian testing. In order to install python2.7 from the testing repository add the following in your sources.list file ie., /etc/apt/sources.list

deb testing main contrib

After adding the testing repository, do an update and then install python2.7 package as follows:

$ sudo aptitude update

$ sudo aptitude install python2.7

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My first article - "Creating Professional Presentation with Latex" - for Muktware got publised. This article explains how to create presentations with latex beamer. Following is a gist from the article, to read more visit -

"If you are a fan of versioning presentations and not convinced with versioning binary files then this article is for you, of course it makes you stand out among your friends since this is how geeks prepare presentations. Latex is a popular document preparation system which provides a document markup language to edit your documents which looks beautiful in paper.

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Back in 2008 I started my Master of Science course in Birla Institue of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani. Last semester I completed all my papers related to my course work. This semester I had my dissertation which I completed a couple of weeks back.

I gave dissertation viva voce yesterday ie., 19-oct-2010 to Mr. Kiran D. C who was interested in Subversion and asked many related questions about my dissertation work. My dissertation was based on Subversion titled "GPG-agent based secure password cache for Subversion Version Control System". As of now this work is maintained as a separate branch (gpg-agent-password-store) in apache subversion project repository. Though the branch is in working condition and does the intended job, there are many more changes planned before merging the branch back to trunk.