Sep 7, 2014

Open source email and mailing list etiquette

Over the past few days, I have had quite a few people asking me how to get started contributing to an open source community. To get you going, this blog post takes a look at the email etiquette that you have to follow while communicating with an open source/ FOSS community.

Aug 17, 2014

GSoC 2014 Summary blog post

Three months of coding, Python, code reviews, IRC meet's, emails sent back and forth, filing bug reports, getting bug reports, submitting patches and I could just go on and on! The past three months have been the most exciting and productive three months, in terms of programming, EVER! GSoC 2014 has been an eye opening experience for me. I can finally claim to understand *some* of the internal working of Python.

Jul 26, 2014

GSoC 2014 - End of week 10 update

"It is faster to make a four-inch mirror and then a six-inch mirror than to make a six-inch mirror." -- Bill McKeenan

A quote which I recently came across, is proven true by my recent GSoC endeavors.


Jul 12, 2014

GSoC 2014 - Updates for weeks 6 to 8

A look at what I have been upto during Weeks 6, 7 and 8 in my IDLE Improvements project as a part of Google Summer of Code 2014.
I have mainly been working on adding a functionality into IDLE wherein one can analyze the file being edited from within IDLE

Jun 21, 2014

GSoC 2014 midterm already?

I cant believe that its been more than a month into GSoC 2014 and nearly two months since the results were announced. The last one month has been an enriching experience for me - meeting new people and learning new things. This post will try to give a quick overview of what I have been upto in the last month.

May 30, 2014

End of Week 2 update for GSoC 2014

This blogpost is an end of week 2 update for Google Summer of Code 2014 IDLE Improvement's project. In this time, I have worked on building a non-buildbot human test framework for GUI components of IDLE.

May 9, 2014

Transferring files between Linux and Windows phone

A hackish workaround for transferring videos, pdf's, music and documents from a Linux system to a Windows phone.