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Tamil blog home pageI ve started writing tamil (my native language) blog posts few months back. Of late the tamil posts I write has increased in stylesen.org, I thought of segregating things and thus came the idea of having a separate tamil blog. My new tamil blog is available in http://www.sasenthilkumaran.com/ You can see a screenshot of my tamil blog in the left, which is exactly similar in design and layout to stylesen.org but the content language is different.

In future you can read all my tamil blogs and articles in www.sasenthilkumaran.com, I ve already moved my tamil poem collection to the new place. There is a link under "what's in this site" section of stylesen.org to reach my tamil blog.

Hope all of you will like my tamil blog :) Updates on new tamil blog posts will still be available via my twitter account "@stylesen".

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I gave a short interview for gnuNify 2010 blog as a part of "Know the Speaker" drive. You can read my interview here - http://blog.gnunify.in/2010/02/know-the-speakers-senthil-kumaran-s/

I gave my message for the first time contributors to Free software as follows:

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subconf 2009 LFY articleIn the last week of October 2009, I went to Munich, Germany in order to attend SubConf 2009 which is the annual user conference of the Subversion community. While I was on the trip, I wrote many blog posts for Linux for You magazine website whose links are as follows:

SubConf Day1

SubConfDay2

SubConfDay3

I ve clubbed all the above blog posts into a single article about my SubConf 2009 experiences, which got published in December 2009 issue of Linux For You magazine.

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

SubConf is the annual conference of the Subversion community. SubConf 2009 was the third such event, held at Munich, Germany, from October 27 to 29, 2009. While it’s a user conference where Subversion users from various parts of the world participate, it does feature developer hackathons where the project’s core developers come together to discuss the roadmap, hack on code, et al. Developers also meet the users to get feedback, and study their requirements so that future releases can cater to these.

SubConf 2009 had 10 core Subversion developers at the conference venue—Stephen Butler, Stefan Sperling and Neels Hofmeyr (of Elego); Julian Foad of WANdisco; Greg Stein (a popular open source developer); Hyrum K. Wright (Subversion Corp), Lieven Govaerts, Bert Huijben (of The Competence Group), C. Michael Pilato and myself ( from Collabnet, Inc).

See attachment below to download the complete article in pdf.

Happy new year 2010

04 Jan 2010
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I ve started this new year 2010 with lots of energy, thats what my friends have described so far. I have a lot of plans queued to accomplish this new year. Those may be due to the side effects of the books I ve read in the past few days.

I started the new year in office with a new operating system Debian squeeze in my laptop, Cleared all my email queue in multiple accounts. I admire my desktop (in my laptop) with its new wallpaper, thanks to cmpilato

What next? Working...

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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 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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Today (29-oct-2009) marked Day 3 of SubConf 2009 which is also the last day of the event. Just like yesterday we had lots of talks planned with 3 parallel sessions at any point of time, but unfortunately there was only one talk in English for the whole day. The Subversion Hackathon went for the whole day where developers got together, discussed and wrote code for the entire day. The talks in day-3's agenda was mostly concerned on Software Configuration Management and general concepts. 09:50 am - 10:35 am "Coding Control: How to bring in agility and avoid fragility through software configuration management" talk by Tony Smithfrom Perforce Software. This talk mainly focussed on SCM and Agile development.