Articles

Posted by stylesen

svn 1.6 features walkthroughI ve written some articles for Linux For You magazine in the recenet past. Thought of publishing it one by one here, and this the first attempt at doing so. My first article to LFY was about the features of subversion 1.6 release. I was so excited to see this article in print which was my first experience to do something like this.

A gist from the article is follows, you can download the entire article from the attachment to this post,

Subversion (svn) is a popular free software version control system that is widely used by a lot of developers across world. Many popular community sites like SourceForge.net, OpenOffice.org, Netbeans, Tigris, etc, provide Subversion hosting for collaborative development.

This article takes you through some of the important features of the Subversion 1.6 release that benefits both users and the developers.

See attachment below to download the complete article in pdf.

Test Case Generators

08 Oct 2006
Posted by stylesen
Test case generators are tools which are used to produce valuable test cases and data in order to test a given software. Since testing is complex, we cannot state a tool which serves exhaustively to every piece of software developed in each domain. There are four methods to generate test cases which are as follows: 1) Artificial Intelligence Based Test case Generators A potent set of test case is the set of all test cases which are liable to uncover faults. Such faults are called potent faults, and vaguely defined. Since there are no boundaries which defined a potent fault, it is difficult to generate test case for uncovering faults.
Posted by stylesen

All file systems consist of structures necessary for storing and managing data. These structures typically include an operating system boot record, directories, and files.

Functions of a File System:

The GNU World

08 Oct 2006
Posted by stylesen

GNU/Linux is the Operating System. Is it right to say so? As you get into GNU/Linux and start working with it you will have the same feel. The common question which arises when one says GNU is “What is GNU?” GNU is a recursive acronym for “GNU is Not Unix”. Again the GNU in “GNU is Not Unix” expands to the same. It is not fair to say Linux instead we should refer to it as GNU/Linux. This is because Linux does not refer to the full fledged operating system; it refers only to the kernel which runs on the GNU/Linux operating system. A kernel could be compared to a human heart. A heart is an important part of a human system; similarly a kernel forms a main part of the operating system. It is a thin layer of software upon which the other system services run. Thus Linux is the kernel and GNU is the system which runs upon it and so we call the operating system as GNU/Linux.