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Tag Archive: unity

Updates

It’s been a week now since my Accenture training got over. Now, my real office work has started.

Missing my friends (back in Bangalore) that I made during my Accenture training there.

Waiting desperately to get my hands on an Internet connection at home. I’ll go with either of Airtel broadband or BSNL EVDO.

My CAT exam is on 29th November. Will be going virtually without preparation. Let’s see what happens.

Will resume my Granular development as soon as I get an Internet connection. Meanwhile, the Unity Project has been going good, as it would seem.

After losing their bilateral Cricket series to Australia, I hope India will perform a lot better in their next series (India vs Sri Lanka), scheduled to start on 16th November.

Association with Unity

Granular LinuxAs was hinted in a post at Team Granular blog, Granular will now be a part of the Unity Project. Unity is in it’s beginning stages, but development is already on full swing. The enthusiasm of developers and members can be seen clearly on Unity’s devel mailing list and its public forum. At this point of time, I’ll refrain myself from giving full details about the association of Granular with Unity, but detailed announcements will come out at a later stage. What all I can tell you right now is I am pretty happy with the progress that’s been going on at Unity and Granular.

One more thing. You see only the Granular logo at the left and no logo of Unity as it’s still being finalized. But I am sure the creative artwork guys there will come up with something interesting pretty soon.

Granular Package Archive

rpm_logoContinuing my Java learning stint, I started experimenting on RPM packages in the Granular 2008 repository by extracting meta data from them using various Java classes I had written for my on-going college major project. To give a shape (end-user interface) to these leisurely done Java programs, I used my existing project MyBlog to create a website that could display information (extracted by the Java programs) about every RPM package in the repository. In other words, the Java programs store information about each RPM package in a central database which in turn is used by a PHP-based website to display that information, and much more.

In the introduction to Granular Package Archive post I wrote on the Team Granular blog, I explained the various features it has to offer. My personal favorite is the ability to leave comments on individual RPM pages. Other than that, I am quite satisfied with the overall look-and-feel too. In another of my Team Granular blog post, I explained the working of this package archive system, and the way to use it with any other repository of RPM packages.

Some guys at the Unity Project are also contemplating the idea of using this package archive system with their repository too.

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