Archive for the ‘iFolder’ Category
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’.
- This has the new and improved UI which is identical to the 3.4 Linux clients.
- Any issues/queries please use the Mailing Lists
Update : 3.6 iFolder Server RPMs are available @ http://software.opensuse.org/download/home:/srinidhi/openSUSE_10.2/
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. ( http://software.opensuse.org/download/home:/srinidhi/openSUSE_10.2/)
This is temporary and will be fixed soon !! 🙂
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
- 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.
( 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();
Well now kill some more bugzzz … the hunt is on ..