Kanchilug boot camp-1

May 14, 2010 We are conducts summer camp on 31.05.10.

Freshers and students use this wonderful opportunity. It is not only summer camp, it will boot camp to you all.

This camp includes

1. Linux basic and history

2. Web development languages – HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP

3. Database tool – Mysql, PostgreSQL

4. Ruby, Python

You have to register before 24.05.10. Only 40 seats available.

This is 6 days program(31.05.10 to 05.06.10)

Place: Shakthi ITI, (Near babu theater) No: 12/J., Madam street, kanchipuram.

For more details and Registration contact: 9751897135, 9787366703




The ChennaiPy meeting went well.

i gained little amount knowledge of ncurses,bpython and SciPy in Python.


bpython is a fancy interface to the Python interpreter for Unix-like operating systems (I hear it works fine on OS X). It is released under the MIT License. It has the following features:

  • In-line syntax highlighting.
  • Readline-like autocomplete with suggestions displayed as you type.
  • Expected parameter list for any Python function.
  • “Rewind” function to pop the last line of code from memory and re-evaluate.
  • Send the code you’ve entered off to a pastebin.
  • Save the code you’ve entered to a file.
  • Auto-indentation.


Sometimes you want a full-blown GUI interface in your Python program. And other times a strictly command-line interface is the most appropriate usage. But still another class of Python programs would be well served by by having an interactive user-interface without the overhead or requirements of a graphical environment. For interactive text mode programs (under Linux/Unix), the ncurses library, and Python’s standard curses module as a wrapper for it, are just what you need for your program. This article discusses the use of curses in Python, and uses example source code in the form of a front-end to the Txt2Html program developed throughout this column.

The pcurses library was further improved when Zeyd Ben-Halim took over the development effort in late 1991. The new library was released as ncurses in November 1993, with version 1.8.1 as the first major release. Subsequent work, through version 1.8.8 (1995), was driven by Eric S. Raymond, who added the form and menu libraries written by Juergen Pfeifer.Since 1996, it has been maintained by Thomas E. Dickey.

Most ncurses calls can be easily ported to the old curses. System V curses implementations can support BSD curses programs with just a recompilation.However, a few areas are problematic, such as handling terminal resizing, since no counterpart exists in the old curses.

more detials about ncurses visit:

ChennaiPy Monthly Meet

Today eve i’ll go to ChennaiPy Monthly Meet. The details of meeting is,


Date : 22 – 05 – 2010

Time : 3 pm to 5 pm

Venue : NRCFOSS, AU-KBC Research Center,
MIT, Chromepet.

Talk 1    : Introduction to Python
Speaker : Balakrishnan, BCA Student, Sri Sankara Arts & Science College
Duration : 30 min
Talk 2     : ncurser in Python
Speaker  : Arulalan, MCA Student, Saveetha Engineering College
Duration  : 30 min
Talk 3      : Introduction to Scipy and Scilab
Speaker  : Jai Sathishkumar, M.Tech Student, Anna University
Duration  : 30 min
Talk 4     : Introduction to PyGTK Programming
Speaker : Rajeswari, NRCFOSS
Duration : 30 min

All are Welcome

About ubuntu10.04 release party

Dear Friends,

I am going to organizing the following  work to conduct our
ubuntu10.04 release party in kanchipuram on 06th june 2010.

We have the following tasks,

— Form a team
— Get a place for party
— Arrange seats, projectors, banners, posters etc.
— Organize Mic/speakers
— Invite talks -persons

— Prepare agenda

— Advertise it  – sms / pamplet via newspaper

— Design pamplet

— Arrange for snacks

— Prepare budge for this

— Get donors and donations

If any volunteers for this works pls contact me privately …..



Kanchi Linux User Group Rocks !!!!

My Programming

last week i studied A Byte of Python by Swaroop C H… so, my bro., gave some tasks abt some python programming... that qus.,  are

1)      Generate Random Numbers ;                                                                                                         Duration :  5 min

End user will give input number at the run time. You need to generate random numbers upto that range.

eg : input= 3 , result =[ 23,465,75]

2)       String Handling :

Duration  : 10 min

Get 2 strings at the run time.
* concadinate  those two strings

* find the length of those two string and display it near by those strings.  compare those string length and display with one is longest string.

3)        List :1

Get many students information and store it in List and display in terminal.                      Duration : 15 min

student no, name , age, class, section , address , parent name , address, marks ,  rank

4)         List :2

Get many students information and store it in List and display in terminal.                      Duration : 15 min

student no, name , age, class, section , address , parent name , address, marks ,  rank

If i will give the student name as input , then that students information should display it line by line.

5)       Dictionary:                                                                                                                 Duration : 20 min

Question 4 : Do it using only Dictionary

now, i’m trying to do finish those tasks..

Translating Ubuntu Manual

yesterday i translated 10pages of Ubuntu Manual…it’s about organizing,editing,cropping etc., of photos… this part describing abt F-SOPT

F-Spot is a full-featured personal photo management application for the GNOME desktop.

F-Spot simplifies digital photography by providing intuitive tools to help you share, touch-up, find and organize your images.

Get F-Spot

The most recent version of F-Spot is 0.6.2, released May 14, 2010. (Download)

For a list of what has changed, please check the Release News.

Binary packages are available from most distributions.

You can try F-Spot without installing anything by using Live CDs from many popular GNU/Linux distributions.

Gonzalo Paniagua developed a couple of new libraries: google-sharp to access a few Google services, and in particular Picasa and gnome-keyring-sharp, to access the Gnome Keyring from .NET applications.

gnome-keyring-sharp is a completely managed implementation, it basically speaks the keyring protocol instead of using a P/Invoke binding to call into native libraries, which is convenient as it is one dependency less on running applications.

Stephane Delcroix then developed a GUI for F-Spot to register your accounts, manage your albums and upload your pictures from F-Spot, the SVN version now has this fancy dialog box:


Simple User Interface

The main F-Spot user interface in Browse mode is shown. F-Spot supports 16 common files types, including JPEG, GIF, TIFF, RAW, and others.

Import your photos from your hard drive, camera (including PTP type), or iPod.

Photos can be tagged for searching and grouping, and the time line gives quick sense of temporal location, and quantity of photos taken. F-Spot can view and export EXIF and XMP meta-data in your images.

Other features include full-screen and slide show modes.

Photo Editor

Editing photos in F-Spot is a breeze. Easily rotate, crop, resize, and adjust red eye and other color settings with a few simple clicks. Versioning ensures your originals are never altered.

Enter descriptions of photos that are saved in the actual file so other people and programs will be able to see them, whether they use F-Spot or not.

if you want more information visit