Localized Gujarati Geek

Kartik Mistry’s meta thoughts on life, foss and beyond that..

Tag: Gujarati

apt-get install moksha!

* No, we don’t have ‘moksha‘ packaged yet.

Sometime ago, Nirav forwarded me query regarding Utkarsh (my project where our goal was to provide complete Gujarati interface in OS) who got CD long time back but facing some issue. Last week, I decided to help and finish this pending task and went to place we decided. It was small laptop (ie EEE PC) for guru of group called, OM Parivar. I installed Ubuntu and customized it for Gujarati interface and required software.

Second time, I went to Guruji’s place for small training and I was wondering how fast man of 82 years can learn! He was very happy to see me helping and so I’m converting more person to Linux. I also explained why I’m using Linux and we even discussed about some Free Software philosophy.

Next time: Keep Debian Installer with USB boot handy 😉

Sarai FLOSS Fellowships

* I am selected for KDE Gujarati Localization (and related workshops on translation usability and some work on internationalization) for Sarai FLOSS Fellowships, 2008.

And, I am amazed to see number of projects (5 KDE proposals!). We will surly see more supported languages and participation to KDE this year.

Thank you, Sarai!

[And Special Thanks To Gora!]

See you in KDE 4.2!

* Since, We have done translation of kdebase > 75% for KDE. Gujarati will be include in KDE 4.2. We still have time to do more work. Thanks a lot to Pragnesh and Sweta for very hard work and hidden thanks to dear Pradeepto for encouraging me 😛

My .gu blog entry for this news.

Quick visit to Mumbai and more..

* I visited /home (ie Mumbai) for one day. And, found that,

1. Kavin got 2 new teeth to accompany his rabbit like teeth on upper side!

2. Kavin can now walk (run) without support.

3. My broken camera can give very good results when needed.

4. I can stay without Internet for entire day!

* Kavin and K will be here with me from next week, my hunt for home is still continue (hopefully, it will end this week).

* Good news: Cleared FD and DAM Approval stages, now only one step remaining to get complete Nirvana.

* I am bit upset about recent happenings in Gujarat and entire nation. Not writing much here, as My Gujarati blog is speaking better for such issues in my own language!

What happened to my blog?

* Its pretty dead now. I should have understand that there is no things like Free hosting. Thanks to all who supported and bear my variable blog URL. This is now STABLE and FINAL.

* News: I have done nothing much in Debian except regular maintenance of my packages. Regarding KDE-Gujarati localization, I just got commit access! Thanks to kool KDE-In team and specially to aacid and nicolas for solving my dumb queries.

* Once again, I am going to Ahemdabad, and this time 2Ks are with me!!

* My tooth is almost fine now except I have to visit Dentist daily. The root canal surgery is done and it wasn’t that much scary as I had some myth about it. I need to take picture of my beautiful teeth and upload it to flickr yet 😛

KDE-gu is ~there~

* Thanks to Albert (aacid) for committing first Gujarati (gu) translation file for KDE. Time for hard and quick work now! Also, feel free to join me!!

* I am at Ahemdabad for at least week from today. If LUG here is alive then, there is plan for a meet, but before that I need to fix bugs in my teeth

The first step..

* .. towards KDE + Gujarati. Release announcement in Gujarati for KDE 4.0 is there! Thanks to kde-in team for encouragement and follow-ups with lazy /me.

Ahmedabad Office Visit

* Even it was short notice, I got ticket (last ticket in Bhavanagar Express) luckily! Thanks to our receptionist Rochelle! Reached early in the morning on Friday and again it was headache to get rickshaw with meter working properly! I have to pay 50 Rs (Standard rate for any place for stranger ;)). We have got nice guest home at Ahmedabad. With warm welcome, my all usual weakness from traveling went away in seconds. Took some pictures from 8th floor. Buildings, Houses, Peacocks!

* Day started with meeting, thank God, it was really good meeting than our imagination from previous experiences. Fixed some technical issues. And then we went to our new office. Awesome furniture, spacious area and yes, very good connectivity 😛 Again, went to GVP and came back late evening. Ah, before that, Ashok helped me to book tickets for Freed.in! Again thanks to Rochelle and of course Ashok. You rocks man! We then visited Reliance Fresh near Vijay Char Rasta. Damn good (and cheap) vegetables and food things.

* Nirav came early in the morning. Had nice tea and breakfast. Office and GVP visits. Nice trip so far, except my wifi in laptop, didn’t worked. Came back in Shatabdi Express yesterday night.

* How can I forgot to say thanks to Komalbhabhi for nice food 🙂

Firefox world tour and GLug meet

* Yesterday, we had meeting with Mozilla guys, Chris and Seth at HBCSE. I was touch with Seth from some days and made this announcement on ILUG-Bom mailing list. Nirav was backbone behind this meet. 42 people did RSVP for meet.

* I reached there at around 9.30 AM, Ankit was already there and he came long way from Pune (and paid 500/- from Thane to HBCSE too!), we met after 2 years and I felt great after seeing him – our l10n hero. We chatted while, ate ‘Idali’ and Chris and Seth was there at 10 AM. Perfect. But, there was only 6 people. We waited till 11 and setup tshirts on stage, projector etc. People were coming like they are coming in marriage!

* I gave 1 minute welcome speech. Seth started talk at 11 AM. People grab Tshirts, Pins, Mouse pads (wow!) and cool stickers. Chris joined presentation to talk about how Mozilla evolve. We had nice discussion and question/answers too. Lunch was good. We had presentations from different people, including Ankit’s step-by-step procedure to start new language process for localization in Mozilla-* packages.

* Krishnakant Mane showed us, how Firefox is capable with accessibility. I also thanks him here for Gnome-orca package (I did ITP after his demonstration in Dec ’06 Lug meet). Siji showed some issues and its solution with printing. Dr. Nagarjuna presented ‘gnowledge’ extension for Firefox. Shantanu also gave demo on transliteration extension for Indian languages.

* Somehow, Official lug meet didn’t happen. Speaker was missing! I seated together with other IRCers of #linux-india in canteen and we talked about various things. It was real fun to hear Pradeepto after long time. BG came too late (too late to have nice stickers!) 😉

* I officially hate Mumbai traffic, now. Many thanks to people who did RSVP and didn’t appear.

Some updates..

* Long time, no see! Well, I am busy with ‘real’ life 🙂 Kavin is fine and growing like increasing number of Linux users 😉

* Firefox (ah, IceWeasel!) team is coming to Mumbai (See ILUG-BOM website/mailing list for more details), as a contributor to Gujarati Localization, I got this cool Tshirt.

* Installed Debian ‘Etch’ on my office machine! Earlier, I was responsible for installing Ubuntu here 🙂

It took around 20 minutes for fresh install (1st CD). I would love if we can fit OO.o in first CD! Everything went fine. Smooth migration from Thunderbird mail box to IceDove. And, I love this cool sw seahorse.

Updates of April 1

* At early morning, I got call from home: “Your pic is in DivyaBhaskar Newspaper!”. I told: “Today is 1st April!”. And I just recalled that I had send some information regarding ‘Gujarati Blog World’ and it might got published. You can see more information on this on My Gujarati Blog.

* Again switching to CLI 2 theme. Doesn’t work well but can’t resist myself..