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Me is a free software developer. Find all of my work at I happen to be a Communication engineer, by choice. I feel Einstein was right when he said 'The only thing that affects my learning is my education!'. I did bits and pieces of work till now, and the only significant contribution {IMHO} to the GNU community is Octave-Gtk. Octave bindings for GTK+ toolkit and extras. I dont know if it will ever reach production quality [we are 0.31 now], and ship [Debian, Ubuntu,Fedora, Mandrake]. Im already dreaming. Well thats the long and short of it. I hate people who act-pretend-to-be-concerned and come to GNU/Linux User Group meetings, and post nonsense on the mailing lists. Current interests include: MONO, Compilers and Octave-GTK.

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Two exciting things this week.

Work on Octave-GTK reaches 0.5 version. My presentation on Octave-FLTK at my university here.

Octave-GTK-0.5-RC-1 in the works. Octave-GTK has a slightly better code generator, and fewer bugs are introduced [EEKS!].

Major feature enhancements are, ability to use multiple signal handlers for a same widget, and using treeview and treestores.

Libglade is update for the above as well. You can find the pre-release here:

Read a few lines about it here.

Cheers Muthu

21 Oct 2005 (updated 21 Oct 2005 at 17:38 UTC) »
I need this on GNOME

Session Manager, must have a type multiple, environment save/load features.

Necessary features:

    1. Load & Save window postions, settings
   2. Special editing/scriptability constraints for passing command-line arguments
   3. Environments will load in a new workspace & create the applications in almost the same window spots, and files.
   4. Environment load/save of applications, will save a lot of time, for people who use a set of standard programs.
   5. Must include a GUI, with a GNOME menu-system included to DnD applications and make things easy & simple for user.
   6. Could be done in GTK#

Use case:

    1. Im regular user of GNU Octave, and emacs, firefox, xmms
   2. I dont like the present way window manager loads all these apps into same workspace.
   3. I cannot start all these applications all the time, its waste of time & energy
   4. I do editing to setup-environments many times over like a new env' for editing wikipedia, with GIMP, OO.o
   5. Now I want these things to be right there & right like that as I want it. As I leave it the last time.
   6. I would like to create my own soup of application environments, within a desktop environment
   7. GNOME would be a nice with its ability of look, see and manage this application of creating & editing meta-environments

I will add this to bugzilla, sometime soon.

Cheers Muthu

For scientists, Politics is waste of time. Innovation need not happen in ivory towers. Infrastructure is necessary for innovation.

Google starts a blogsearch, followed by yahoo!

Thomas Friedman, of NewYork Times, book "World is Flat" talks [sugar coated & eulogized] 'advent' of globalization and sucks up to the Corporate America. Al Gore didnot invent the Internet; Microsoft seemingly did. If Mr Friedman writes another Flat-World-2.0 he'd say the world is now viewed in a lambert-conical, mapped conformally on a paraboloid or a hyperbolic plane and its back to a ovoid world, a twisted football. I never know why Friedman talks about Bangalore as some potential middle-class-american-trap, and black-hole for american-jobs? or Bangalore being the back-offfice of the world?

Though some nuggets in the middle of his book, Id take it with a pinch of salt.

Globalization is not necessarily bad, but its more and more, flattening [razing-to-ground?] traditional industries and cultures? in 3rd world countries [India?] and increasingly making lives insecure [American? too] and leads to some kind of accelerator effect to the economy. Keep running faster, faster, faster ...

Globalization is bad for Indias poor. It is. For Indian educated young person, Globalization is opening up the so-called trickle down effect and we are finally seeing some cents trickle form the economy.

So much for George Bush being re-elected.

Made this specification for a GUI for GNU Octave. Read it here:

Working on making Octave-FLTK support Menus, and move it to a workable 1.0 release. Coming along really well.

Planning to make some OpAmp programs in Octave, using Octave-FLTK, to illustrate its power.

God save Octave-FLTK.

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