Gnome-music documentation has started finally. I have learned many new and interesting things. Like, how to set up the build system for help. Below is the patch for the build system set up:
To request a UI freeze break for the menu item we need 2 approvals from release team and notification to the documentation team through email.
Patch for adding help menuitem in gnome-music that is pushed to master after the freeze break approval.:
I enjoyed working on the above patches as it was totally a new experience and I always crave for doing and learning new things in computing.
I am proud of being a part of OPW, GNOME documentation team and having the bestest mentor.
I will have to wait till gnome-music gets stabilized to write its help. In the mean time my mentor Ekaterina Gerasimova (kittykat) suggested me to work on gedit (GNOME text editor)or evince (Document viewer). I simply typed the command jhbuild build gedit in the terminal. I could successfully build gedit 3.12. As its user interface has undergone a huge change its help will have to be updated accordingly.
When I run the command jhbuild run gedit, a new window opened as shown below in the screeshot.
Yes, It is a screen shot for gedit 3.12. A brand new, cool and a simplified look. The gedit’s new avatar does not include File, Edit, View, Search, Tools and Documents menus. Instead it has buttons to open, create and save files and all the other important functions are included in the gear icon button as drop down list. I am wondering can I use mouse to perform cut-copy-paste. It could be very difficult for new users as they may not know the keyboard shortcuts for cut-copy-paste. Our documentation help can reduce this tension to a great extend. UI for new version and the older version of gedit could be easily compared with the image below:
whatever are the differences I am enjoying updating the help for gedit’s new UI.
Notes Aka bijiben help is developed under three sections as follows:
A note can be created in three different ways. A note can be created from scratch, using some text from another application or from another note. You can rename a note by simply changing the text in the first row. To search a note is very simple, in New and Recent press the search button. As you start typing the search term you can view the search results instantly below your search term.
This section explains the ways in which a user can edit notes, email a note to his/her contacts and create notebooks in order to make searching and sorting notes easy.
In order to remove the older and unwanted notes, a user can delete them. Notes gives its users the facility to move single or multiple notes and notebooks to trash.
I enjoyed working on Notes help as it is my first application as a maintainer. I have edited almost all the pages and created few help pages too, such as Introduction, rename a note and cut-copy-paste. Introduction to Notes is my favorite page.It contains Notes screenshot by simply looking at which gives a feel that it is a cool, simple and cute application as it is intended to be.
All my contributions can be seen here.
The only thing which I want in Notes is that it should also include flowcharts or diagrams. As general notes also includes rough diagrams and geometric figures.
An image is worth a thousand words – Napoleon Bonaparte
Makar Sakranti, celebrated on 14 January all over India with different names and ways. In Jaipur,Rajasthan, it is a kite flying festival with other rituals practiced by the females. Approximately after Diwali (a festival of lights falls in the month of Oct or Nov) children start playing kite flying . I am not writing this post only because it is a kite flying festival here again. Also because I used to love this festival even more than Diwali or any other famous festivals celebrated in Northern India. All the general store shops opens a special stall for the kites and manjha (a special thread for kite flying coated with glass powder to cut the rivals kite) just after the Diwali festival is over.
It is considered as a boys sport but who cares. It was my favorite sport too. I used to enjoy flying kites high in the sky during my childhood days. I really love looking up in the sky, studded with the colorful kites. Specially when two kites fight and one floats free after being struck and cut down by the other and there are chances that it can come and drop in my house.
Our school used to start at 9.30 am and get over at 3.30 pm after the Diwali festival as the days start becoming colder and shorter. The school was at 10 min walk from our home. Just after putting our bags off and changing the school uniform my younger brother, sister and me are out for kite adventure. Our two elder sisters and the mother keep yelling “come on in, get inside the home”. Yes, we are four sisters and a brother. But it is only the sun which could let me in, when it is dark and one could hardly see any other kite flying out.
On other days our father used to come at 4.00 am to wake us up and make us study. Hell! I used to hate to get up so early to look at those boring copies and books every morning. But on 14 January I get happily up to study to simply please our father. Eagerly waiting for the dawn. With dawn we could clearly hear the noise outside woh katta woh maara (excitement after cutting the opponents kite) and the excuse to go out. Sky look completely different on this beautiful day with kites of various colors, designs, shapes and sizes from dawn till dusk. Everybody in the families, indifferently, could be seen on the roof of their houses. Sun shining bright with chilly air. Music system with full volume with the latest numbers. Happiness all around make me feel ecstatic.
Love you Makar Sakranti and miss you too. Thanks for all the wonderful memories I have associated with you.
Reminiscing the last November end and December 2012, I was at National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT), Gorakhpur Centre, Gorakhpur (U.P),from 26th November 2012 – 7th December 2012. I had been selected for Two Weeks Training Program in “Information Security on Virtual Training Environment (VTE)”as a part of Faculty Development Programme from my college BIT, Muzaffarnagar.
On 28th and 29th December 2012 I was at 6th International Conference on Business Challenges (ICBC 2012), Emerging Management and IT practices held at IME campus, Sahibabad. In the picture below I am presenting my paper on the topic “Cloud Computing is Indeed there to Revolutionize the Present Education Scenario”.
I was enjoying the every moment of the conference. The conference was studded with the delegates from the different countries of Asia, Africa and Europe. In the above picture people sitting on the panel from left to right are Dr. M.P. Ram, Director Mgmt. & IT, Mr. Philip Probity Gen Secretary, Nigerian High Commision, Mr. Bolorunduro Benjamin,Nigerian High Commision. This was the second day of the conference captured by mobile camera. Here are the better quality images and the details of the conference.
Few more images from the conference to cherish. In the first picture form the left I and the co-author of our paper Miss Chhavi Gupta are giving a pose for the click. In second picture I am receiving my paper presentation certificate and in the rightmost image we were enjoying our snacks time.
After two days of the conference it was New Year 2013, I celebrated it with my family and friends back home. Now, the festive season is here again. So cheers!!
I wish all a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year
sudo yum install gstreamer1-libav gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free-extras gstreamer1-plugins-bad-freeworld gstreamer1-plugins-good-extras gstreamer1-plugins-ugly
While building bijiben I got this error:
“/bin/sh: pod2man: command not found”
At the first place I tried to install pod2man by running “sudo yum install pod2man”.
And I got this as a result:
Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit
No package pod2man available.
Error: Nothing to do
By looking for the solution on google I found that the pod2man lives in perl-podlators package.
I went back to terminal and ran:
sudo yum install perl-podlators
and moved on…
|curiousdtu on gedit 3.12|
|Himanshi Chetwani on gedit 3.12|
|Vadim Rutkovsky on Music|
|pdp on gedit 3.12|
|Sriram Ramkrishna on Makar Sakranti|