My blog got a new home.

July 29, 2010 at 10:07 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It came late but finally it is .Yes,  I have moved my blog to my own domain . So , from now on I will be putting my thoughts on . Will be putting my posts at the new place.  See you there 🙂 !!


CGI for the OpenID usage

July 4, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Now , It has been more than  a week and this blog is coming up late so time for some weekly update ,  had a meeting today with my mentor Malveeka and told her about my progress , the past few days been busy with the working over CGI and coding for the OpenID scripts to integrate it with the current Mailman version i.e. 2.10 . The CGI are simply processed and run by the CGI-Bin so I had to configure from the source and mentioning of the new CGI-Bin to be used by changing the CGI_PROGS to add the new CGI as the request handler for the script to run when the user provides her identifier which is then processed to take and provide the authentication to be used I did some of the work for the CGI’s as mentioned now , the next plan goes like when the useris verified then she is redirected to her page where she will be having the list of ML to which she is subscribed and can switch to any of the list without bothering about the passwords that were earlier handled for each list.

How the user would be managing the password and which password to be used , for this there would be  the editable settings in the user’s Option page where she can choose the password to be of diffrent list, to which she is subscribed , and make use the password for the diffrent list.

How the change in the database is being reflected ?

1.) When the user comes to the ‘Listinfo’ page and chooses to use her openid , she is redirected to the providers page from where she is verified and returned back to her own lists page. Now there is a query in the Membership table about selecting the address ,password and list which will be used for the selection  and verifying the authentication for the user.

2.) When she is redirected back to own her listpage , the option could be to use the diffrent password , a seprate table which will store the listname and password with the reference to the username (i.e.the email address) ,the query will be selected to update the listname and choose password from the membership table to get it updated into the refernce table.

Now , the time to complete my work on  CGI which I try to do this weekend . Some of the screenshots to the work I did.

GSoC 2010 Project: Moving of the Old Membership list to the New Database

May 26, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The official coding period for GSoC 2010 has started and during the community bonding period I setup the Mailman 2.1 on the Ubuntu 8.10 with the systers changes being implemented and also the Membership branch , this is the same branch on which I will be continuing from last year. After fixing some bugs and commiting to it the code worked pretty fine,  created  my anticipated timeline on the wiki , so I will be updating my progress through the wiki as well. After discussing with  Malveeka(My mentor) , the task will be to move the Old Membership list into the database and carrying forward for the single sign on authentication . The use of Storm as the ORM will be useful as it can be used for the changing the database server to any other like MySql, SQlite.

The database relations need to store the passwords in the encrypted form so , the use of Additional Module for postgresql such as chkpass will store the data in encryption. Scripts for moving the Old List Memberships Data to the new one may come handy as we will have the complete user entry which could be then used to create a seprate database for the Single Sign on Authentication.

For now I just hang up ,will continue with the updates 🙂 .

Google Summer of Code 2010 and Magic

April 28, 2010 at 10:31 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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The results have been announced and  I have been fortunate enough to get selected for Google Summer of Code 2010 to work for Systers: Women in Computing . The project is to use the credentials data that is being used for Mailman by the subscribers and have a common authentication system for all the concerned systers site , something what Google Accounts is used for the google services. The mentor for my project is Malveeka Tiwari and co-mentor is Radhika Srivastava. It will be great to work this summer for three months , hack the code . It will be a great learning time for me and contributing in the Open Source  would be just fantastic . Now need to get into Web2py framework and reading the docs. There would be a challenge to work upon the Mailman 3.0 without any UI and working with the command line interface. The addition of one more field to have a common id that is used for accessing diffrent systers site and help the women in computing and to just remember only single credentials. The web2py framework seems to be less complex than django which is powerful but for just single sign on , disturbing the whole architecture won’t be a good idea.

Now for the time I should do my homework before kicking with the code. Lets enjoy this summer with lots of fun 😉

Keep an Eye o_0

February 23, 2010 at 4:40 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Being in I.T. discipline and Open source follower always allowed my conscience to use unfair methods (only in Practical Exams 🙂 ) and using those small,cute-looking pen drives which makes life so simpler ,easier and off course making those practical exams a piece of cake. Now as I will be passing out this summers ( I hope so 😛 ) ,why not to put up my head for developing an application that could catch notorious students like us who are more dependent on the flash drives memory , rather than their own to get cracking.

This aims to develop something that can make the System Administrators to work upon developing application that can work with the

After some mental masturbation , i have given a thought to make it work , till now I have developed some GUI for it  , some connectivity is there , now just need to solve the this puzzle in more interesting ways .


February 8, 2010 at 10:08 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

After many days of planning, discussions, hanging over the IRC’s , holding meetings for LUGB and decide only one thing . How to reach Bangalore and attend FOSS.IN that too from Bikaner which is not connected directly  and most importantly how to manage all the 25 plus people who were so much motivated that they didn’t gave a second thought for going to India’s Biggest Open Source Conference ,most importantly the developers and contributors from   different open source projects. I moved to Delhi as I had to get all my clothes and stuffs washed , join my friends at Nizamudin Railway Station and board the train at 6.45 am in the morning. I was praying that all the people arrive on time as we were around 30 and the tickets were all with pkuhad, luckily it happened and we were on the train.

What was expected from the Journey to Yashwantpur (a nearby railway station to Bangalore ) , passing those 40 hours , I would say one line that is — ” Total Fun” , we started by hogging on the food that every one was carrying and it used to get vanished by blink of the eye. But that I know we would be doing for rest of the two days. Every one engaged themselves by playing cards, antakshri, gossiping, clicking pictures, play stations, music . I was wondering how much distance we were covering just to keep ourself motivated and work for FOSS. The no of states we crossed was judged by the welcome message I got from my Cellular Network.

After dwelling at my friend’s place and moving to NIMHANS Convention Center where the buzz and breeze was for Open Source and Open Source (I loved it) , meeting some of the great guys who have been working for FOSS , past few years and motivating lots of us , there were GNOME people , KDE guys , Fedora and many open source projects with their introductions and priorities ,  the five days was with the finest  geeks , listening them , attending their views , it was totally fun . Hmm and how could you forget the food , totally yummy !!

Although it was my first experience at Bangalore, I could not see most of the places , but I still managed to be at M.G Road, and the how could you forget Mysore trip , that was like icing on the cake.

Any ways I hang up now , will write something as it comes to my mind


November 21, 2009 at 5:13 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

FOSS GN’09 the first open source event that happened at Bikaner. I guess Bikaner is all set with its Linux Users Group (LUGB) . We had some great talks and Hack Sessions over Sahana, Fedora, NUI, Drupal , some cool swags from Google , Fedora, Electronics For You, OSS Camp and Niyam Bhushan at FOSS GN09

FOSS GN09 Report : The detailed event report

And yes , how can we forget the pics 😉

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