End of Summer of Code 2007

  • Sum­mer of Code 2007 has finally come to an end. As promised in my ear­lier mail to the GNOME Sum­mer of Code mail­ing list, last week was spent pol­ish­ing the code, writ­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion and finally, I spent this evening writ­ing some­thing like a report for what has been done through out the last few months.The report is at http://live.gnome.org/SummerOfCode2007/Reports/Sayamindu. I also finally uploaded the weirdly named “Desk­top Admin­is­tra­tors’ Guide to GNOME Lock­down and Pre­con­fig­u­ra­tion”. You can read it online here. I have tried to doc­u­ment all the lock­down options offered by GNOME appli­ca­tions in this doc­u­ment. If I missed out any­thing, please let me know.
    I chose not to push the patches to bugzilla atm, since fea­ture freeze is already in effect. My plan now is to con­tinue dog­food­ing the work I have done (maybe also make my mom use it :-)), and after GNOME 2.20 is released, merge the rel­e­vant branches to trunk. Also, I have plans for hav­ing a gen­eral lock­down option for Nau­tilus, which would make the file browser read-only, ie no mod­i­fi­ca­tions to the filesys­tem will be pos­si­ble with it (essen­tially right click menu and some key­board short­cuts dis­abled).
    The SoC has been a won­der­ful expe­ri­ence. Thanks to every­one, espe­cially to Fed­erico (my men­tor) for all the help, encour­age­ment and enthu­si­asm. The SoC (and espe­cially attend­ing GUADEC) made me feel that I was indeed a part of a won­der­ful and vibrant com­mu­nity, a com­mu­nity which that not only bound together by code and other tech­ni­cal stuff, but also by a num­ber of com­mon pas­sions for almost every­thing, be it food, be it music, be it pho­tog­ra­phy, be it anything.
  • Our local LUG has a new logo:
    ILUG Cal Logo
  • Vol­un­teers are required for a series of Install Fest at my Uni­ver­sity. If you are in Kolkata, and have some spare time on the 25th of August on on the 1st/8th of Sep­tem­ber, please con­tact indradg at gmail dot com.