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End of a book : Johnny in Novell

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Last day in Novell.

Started out as an intern in the GNOME team about 5 years back. Jumped between Evolution and iFolder a few times for different (voluntary/involuntary) reasons. Met a lot of good engineers. Had both good / bad times. Learned a lot work / non-work.


I loved working on Evolution, Evolution MAPI (may not be perfect, but had a awesome time with it And i’m yet to cash in on the few beers i’ve been offered), Attachment Reminder (Trivial, but looks like you guys liked/hated/loved it), Redesign of Evolution search bar and so on. Best bug that I’ve worked on so far was changing a ‘1’ to ‘-1’ in EText (Oh those early days! Had no clue what GDB can do.. Used hundreds of ‘printf’s, lots of coffee and tested the patience of office night guards and that adrenalin rush!). Thanks to Novell for the opportunity to contribute full-time and getting paid for that.

Special thanks to my mentor Srini. I’m looking forward for more new awesome fun things in GNOME.


I’ll miss the 1-1 coffee breaks talking games/gadgets/music, discussions on research papers that I don’t have a clue about, conversations during ‘tea breaks’ outside office (you would see me very inspired/productive after those sessions), thursday nights 😉 & nice friends that I found beyond ‘work’.

The End.

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March 4, 2011 at 12:00 pm

iFolder WebAdmin Console : Flashy UI

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CSS changes have been made to iFolder Web Admin console. Have a look.

webadmin login page

webadmin userdetails page

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Written by Johnny

May 4, 2007 at 8:57 am

Posted in iFolder, Tech, Thoughts

New iFolder 3.6 WinXP Clients (beta)

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New iFolder 3.6 WinXP Client (beta) is available for download. Checkout

  • This has the new and improved UI which is identical to the 3.4 Linux clients.

iFolder 3.6 Windows XP Client
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Update :  3.6 iFolder Server RPMs are available @

Written by Johnny

April 20, 2007 at 10:49 am

Posted in iFolder

iFolder Daily builds

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iFolder daily build servers are down for maintenance. Srinidhi has setup iFolder client builds in OpenSuSE Build Service. Latest clients are available from OpenSuSE Build Service Repo. (

This is temporary and will be fixed soon !! 🙂

Written by Johnny

March 28, 2007 at 3:57 am

Posted in iFolder, Work

New features in iFolder 3.6

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Eric from has written a post on New Features in iFolder 3.6 . Check it out !!

Yep !! I know … Exciting !!

Written by Johnny

March 21, 2007 at 4:21 am

Posted in iFolder, Work

Interesting Components to Hack In iFolder

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I’ve been looking at gnome-vfs ifolder plugin. If it is good enough and works with the new simias .. We should be thinking of moving it to ifolder/trunk from ifolder/NU-TrunkAnd for all those who would like to hack on interesting accessories of ifolders .. Take a look at

It has

  • iFolder-gnome-vfs plugin
  • Slog – A Collaborative Blogging App.
  • Gaim iFolder.

If anyone would like to hack on these lemme know .. I’ll move them to ifolder/trunk [ NU in NU-trunk stands for not-used 😦 ] Some other desired things (my personal wishlist) are

  • Konqueror Plugin ( Similar to nautilus-ifolder plugin)
  • CommandLine Client.

If you need clarifications regarding these shoot a mail to ifolder-dev Mailing List or drop in #ifolder @

Written by Johnny

March 3, 2007 at 5:55 am

Posted in iFolder, Linux Fun, Work

/me stupid – listen to that little voice !!

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( Well … That little voice told me to check with POBox .. But i kept ignoring it. Anyway …)

I was Stuck with this weird Bug. I was not able to reproduce it consistently. But whenever the testing team tries it out, they get it in the first attempt. I knew that it had to be in the POBox code. but someow i never listened to that little voice. So i kept investigating the iFolderListStore HashTables. Got a lot of info abt the behaviour of the client from there.

Totally frusturated abt this bug ( one of the reason for no posts for 16 days). Anyway … this is how i solved the Bug ..

I created the StackTrace object and printed it out. within 60 seconds , the bug was located and killed.

StackTrace st = new StrackTrace();

Console.WriteLine (st.ToString());

/me relieved.

Well now kill some more bugzzz … the hunt is on ..

Written by Johnny

January 27, 2007 at 12:39 pm