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openSUSE 11.1 on PS3

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Woohoo ! After a long delays and issues (in the last few days) I’ve managed to install openSUSE 11.1 in my PS3.  Running a full blown desktop is very sluggish. Reminds me of my first computer (amdk6 500mhz). Some screenies :

6 SPEs

Now onto get the Cell SDK running … Synergetic Processing Elements (SPE) here i come !


Written by Johnny

July 4, 2009 at 10:41 am

Posted in CODE, GNOME, LIFE, Linux Fun, PS3, suse, Tech

Makespace – Plugin for GNOME Evolution

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I’ve written (incomplete) simple plugin for Evolution which provides a combo box + menu for switching folders. Now you can hide the sidebar. This really helps in freeing up some space in your screen and can have good vertical view layout. This would help computers with smaller screen size.

Screenshots :

makespace-thumbSidebar hidden. Small combo box in top left corner


Switching folders

To try out this plugin / For more information : .

One other feature that I would like to have is simple folder bookmarks. Bookmarked folders would appear in the top of the menu (You don’t have to navigate all the way down in the menus)

Let me know what you think and if you would like to have any features put it down in the comments. 🙂

Written by Johnny

April 7, 2009 at 3:59 pm

Posted in CODE, GNOME, Programming, suse, Tech

Evolution MAPI update release. (

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Hello,  I just released a update to evolution-mapi. has fix for Bug 574784 without which the package is totally unusable.

Thanks !

Written by Johnny

March 19, 2009 at 10:55 am

Posted in CODE, Evolution, GNOME, suse, Tech

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Comments like makes me do more at times like this 🙂

Proud to be part of Anjal (Pronounce as “An-jal” similar to “Brin-jal”).

Awesome !!!

Written by Johnny

March 19, 2009 at 9:48 am

1 reason to run GDB & 2 reasons to run emacs from source

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GDB : Compiling from Project Archer, you get to have python scripting inside gdb. This opens up numerous possibilities and nice tricks that helps you to debug  faster. has few example + demo scripts.  Falling in love  with these ..

EMACS : emacs 23 (in cvs) gives you MultiTTY Support , XFT Font rendering (and more). Looks better with XFT and multitty support rocks !



Written by Johnny

February 8, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Posted in CODE, Emacs, Linux Fun, Tech

Evolution MAPI : Debut tarball release & RPM Repos are online

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Written by Johnny

December 15, 2008 at 1:08 pm

Posted in CODE, Evolution, GNOME, suse, Tech, Work

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Some of the sessions that i’m planning to attend :

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November 25, 2008 at 1:30 am

Posted in LIFE, Linux Fun

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