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Kushal , kD & FOSS

Hi, here u can find my dreams, thoughts and daily experience.

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Blog changed

Thu, 15 Mar 2007 06:57:00 +0000

My main blog address is changed now. Please visit for my new blog :)

Going to Calicut

Thu, 01 Mar 2007 11:25:00 +0000

Check the site

Blogger was down

Thu, 01 Mar 2007 10:20:00 +0000

Today blogger was down for few minutes :(

After Many days

Tue, 27 Feb 2007 11:06:00 +0000

So, back in writing :)
Many things happened in between.
Horizon07 went well, after Rahul's talk teachers of the college came to us to know more about Fedora :) Lawgon's workshop also went well. You can find the pictures here. Also a small video of the event.

Fedora Core 6 also failed on Ria's motherboard, so I gave a V-day gift , a new Intel 865 motherboard and Fedora Core 6 installed :)

Update: the video is too bad, will ask someone else to edit that :(

Kphotobymail 0.4.1 released

Wed, 03 Jan 2007 20:01:00 +0000

Kphotobymail 0.4.1 released.
Added some new features as requested by Neeldhara. :)

Version 0.4.1:
* Code changed to PyKDE
* SystemTray added
* File drag & drop option added

librfid 0.1.0 build on Fedora

Wed, 03 Jan 2007 07:55:00 +0000

After last Saturday, when Harald announced librfid 0.1.0 release, today the rpm is ready in the Fedora build system. librfid is a Free Software RFID library. It implements the PCD (reader) side protocol stack of ISO 14443 A, ISO 14443 B, ISO 15693, Mifare Ultralight and Mifare Classic. Support for iCODE and other 13.56MHz based transponders is planned.
OpenPCD is the recommended reader with librfid. librfid team is happy to offer paid development services to add support for your reader, too.

OpenPCD application

Wed, 27 Dec 2006 05:12:00 +0000

Wrote my second OpenPCD application, now my KDE desktop can be locked-unlocked using my OpenPCD board.
Tarique asked for adding some more lines with this.
For this code again taking help from Harald's librfid-tool.c in the utils directory of the librfid source. The main idea is to show how OpenPCD can be used. First I was looking for a way to keep unlock my laptop as my OpenPCD card is near to the OpenPCD reader & as I(the card) move away from the reader it should get unlocked automatically,, which it turn produced my first application.
Last night found a simple way to do that with dcop.

dcop kdesktop KScreensaverIface lock
dcop kdesktop KScreensaverIface quit

The first line will lock your KDE desktop & the second one will unlock it. Still don't understand makefiles well, tried to avoid any more dependencies in the code thus calling these two commands as need using system().

csv module

Fri, 22 Dec 2006 18:46:00 +0000

There is a csv module in python :)
You can use it like:

import csv
reader = csv.reader(open('details.csv', 'r'))
for row in reader:
print row

My first C code

Wed, 06 Dec 2006 04:54:00 +0000

Well, I can say that this is my first C code :)
Milosch gave me the idea to write a small application which can detect openpcd cards and unlock the computer. So, I started with easier target & now my openpcd board can login in any (username,password) based system(tested with different browsers still now). The code is in very early stage, and I put every thing manually(not dynamic at all).

OpenPCD Hack day 2:

Sun, 03 Dec 2006 20:33:00 +0000

Day two finished. A more eventful one. Milosch bought a basic electronics book for me so that I can understand the basics :)
Then we went to SP Road to buy the equipments. Again Milosch bought all of them for me.
Here is the set.

Then my first work. A single LED :P

At the end Milosch made a piezo speaker system for the openpcd board, and we made few changes to build a new firmware (main_piezo) which can make a 10sec noise at the speaker system.
Can you find the speaker in the above picture ? :P

openpcd hack..

Fri, 01 Dec 2006 19:27:00 +0000

So, the best thing this time in is the starting of my embedded work. Openpcd is a nice work from Milosch, Brita & Harald.
Yesterday from 4pm me & Milosch was trying to make my laptop configured properly so that I can start wokring on the openpcd board that Milosch presented me :) And it took 8 hours (with 2 hours for dinner) to fix it. Now it is a only 3 minute job.
So, here is the procedure:

First make sure that you do a modprobe usbserial.
Now first I am going to fix my laptop as the host:

tar -xjvf librfid-1929.tar.bz2
mv librfid
mcedit src/ //////delete -lopenct from there
./configure --without-openct --prefix=/usr/local/openpcd
su -c "make install"

Now I have to fix my librfid for the firmware:

tar -xjvf librfid-host.tar.bz2
cd ..
tar -xjvf openpcd-firmware-274.tar.bz2
find firmware -exec touch \{\} \;
cd host/
ls -l
cd ..
tar -xjvf librfid-1929.tar.bz2
mv librfid librfid.firm
cd librfid.firm/
export CFLAGS="-I/usr/include -DLIBRFID_FIRMWARE"
export CC=arm-elf-gcc
export PATH=/usr/local/gnuarm-4.0.2/bin:$PATH
./configure --without-openct --host=arm-elf --with-firmware=/home/kd/build/openpcd/firmware
cd ../firmware/
mcedit Makefile (((((((((((((((Please point LIBRFID to the correct directory))))))))))
make DEBUG=1 BOARD=PCD TARGET=main_reqa
ls -l
su -c "/usr/local/openpcd/bin/dfu-programmer openpcd dfu_dnload main_reqa.bin"
su -c "/usr/local/openpcd/bin/dfu-programmer openpcd dfu_dnload main_reqa.bin"

And it is done..
My first experience with good C :P

No job..

Fri, 01 Dec 2006 19:25:00 +0000

I am jobless .... :)

FOSS.IN over

Wed, 29 Nov 2006 17:53:00 +0000

Any idea about the dates of 2007 ? :)

Sorry, I can't do any thing now..

Thu, 09 Nov 2006 06:10:00 +0000

My home desktop is down :(
Power is coming & it stops there only, so no work..
Asked shreyas to send me my primary slides for or else I can't submit the final slides.
I will talk about Fedora Extras.

Back again :)
The 512MB clip is gone.. Now only on 1GB clip

Indian Cop

Tue, 31 Oct 2006 21:50:00 +0000

Indian Cop are still the best :)
In the same way they found out one of the accused in a bus loot case very fast and he is Praveen Kumar, a three month old child !!!!!
Nothing to say more.
Read the full story.

Fedora Core 6

Tue, 31 Oct 2006 20:03:00 +0000

At last FC-6 in my box ...

Compiz is working properly after following these steps:
$compiz --replace gconf &
Then added this to xorg.conf
Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite"
then running
$gnome-window-decorator --replace &

Firefox 2.0

Sun, 29 Oct 2006 20:51:00 +0000


Anubadok frontend

Wed, 18 Oct 2006 11:11:00 +0000

Wrote a small PyGTK based frontend for anubadok, The Bangla Machine Translator.
You can check anubadok working online here .
Still don't know how to use Glade :(


rpmlint error.. :(

Mon, 09 Oct 2006 06:06:00 +0000

Got these strange files in the installation of prozilla 2.0.4 while trying to package it Fedora Extras..

[kd@kushal redhat]$ rpmlint ./RPMS/i386/prozilla-2.0.4-1.i386.rpm
W: prozilla hidden-file-or-dir /usr/share/locale/ro/LC_MESSAGES/.mo
W: prozilla hidden-file-or-dir /usr/share/locale/it/LC_MESSAGES/.mo
W: prozilla hidden-file-or-dir /usr/share/locale/pt_BR/LC_MESSAGES/.mo
W: prozilla hidden-file-or-dir /usr/share/locale/nl/LC_MESSAGES/.mo

No idea what they are doing there..

Trival bug fixes

Sat, 07 Oct 2006 09:00:00 +0000

Fixed two trival bugs..

#1558169 & #1502814 for releaseforge.

Kphotobymail 0.4 is released

Sat, 07 Oct 2006 08:49:00 +0000

Kphotobymail 0.4 is released.

For new readers:
Kphotobymail is a PyQt based application for uploading photos
to flickr account.You can also use it to send emails with photo
attachment on the fly.
Now with improved GUI and fixed bugs.


Kphotobymail 0.3.2 is released

Sun, 01 Oct 2006 19:20:00 +0000

Kphotobymail 0.3.2 is released. In this release the installation/application
structure is changed.

For new readers:
Kphotobymail is a PyQt based application for uploading photos
to flickr account.You can also use it to send emails with photo
attachment on the fly.

Kphotobymail is in Fedora Extras now. So, if you are a Fedora Core 5 or
in devel you can simply give :

#yum install kphotobymail

If you are using Kphotobymail 0.3.1 , please delete the follwing before


For older releases:

Then install the latest version ..

I can!!

Fri, 29 Sep 2006 11:34:00 +0000

Though it is more than one year am out of my college, but still I can write codes.
I thought "Industry" ate me but still I am alive :)

Few works I did

Fri, 29 Sep 2006 10:15:00 +0000

For the last two days I am doing some good stuff for me :)
Cleaning of my desktop is just finished :P
Well, released kphotobymail with a proper setup.. Many many thanx to err a.k.a Michael Rice for the help to build a clean installer.
Also submitted a review request for the Fedora extras package..Looking for a sponsor
Kartik is doing the packaging for Debian

Fixing the bugs in Kphotobymail.

Not a single time can type properly :(

Need some eye candy Ruby on Rails examples

Wed, 27 Sep 2006 12:13:00 +0000

Looking for some eye candy Ruby on Rails examples