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I was thinking about changing the looks of stylesen.org for a long time (nearly 2 years), but today was the auspicious day I was able to accomplish the mission! Yes at last I ve done it and I hope you are already looking at it ;) Back in 2004 I started blogging with Blogspot.com, then switched to Wordpress.com In september 2006, I rolled out stylesen.org when I had my first self hosting website. I chose drupal to host this site, which today I feel is a wise decision made by me!

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svn 1.6 security improvementsThis was my second article for Linux For You which got published in the May 2009 issue. I am happy that I wrote this article because, the security improvements include the GNOME Keyring support introduced to Subversion whose code am closely associated with. This is also a continuation to the article published in April 2009 issue.

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

Subversion 1.6.0 was released on 20th March, 2009 and included a lot of
security improvements, which we explore in detail in this article.

Last month, while discussing some of the new and significant features available in Subversion 1.6, we covered a little bit about the security features. This month we’ll concentrate exclusively on security improvements.

  1. Warning when passwords are cached in plain text
  2. Caching SSL client certificate passphrases
  3. Encrypted password/passphrase caching

See attachment below to download the complete article in pdf.

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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.

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12 Dec 2009
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Few minutes back Bhuvan and myself delivered a presentation on Blogging as a part of CollabNet's internal training activity. We shared a lot of experience about blogging during our presentation. This presentation is special to me because though I ve given many presentations outside office, this was the first time I got an opportunity to present to my colleagues :) See below for the presentation slides.
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Yesterday ie., 02-december-2009 I went to Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai to handle sessions in the Faculty Development Program on Free Open Source Software. This is same (for the engineering college faculty in southern region of TamilNadu) as that of the workshop which I took last week in Jaya Engineering College. Joe Steeve and myself shared the day with our sessions. Joe Steeve spoke on "GNU build tools". I handled two topics namely "CVS - patch - diff" and "Web Servers". Around 30 faculties participated in the sessions. Afternoon we had hands on in the lab, where all the participants worked out whatever they learnt in the morning.
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Yesterday, ie., 25-november-2009 I was in Jaya Engineering College where I gave a talk on "CVS - patch - diff" as a part of Faculty Development Program (FDP). Mr. Senthil Anand from NRCFOSS accompanied me, who spoke on gcc, java and build tools. There were around 50 participants for these sessions. FOSSee (http://fossee.in/) in association with ILUGC (http://www.ilugc.in/) and Jaya Engineering College (http://www.jayafossclub.org) is conducting a five day workshop for faculties from various colleges in and around Chennai (northern zone of TamilNadu) on the Free Software syllabus introduced in Anna University (http://www.annauniv.edu/) affiliated colleges.