Monday, October 10, 2005

the last day of sem 5

this is the last day of sem 5 ( still 2 days left for the internals) . seniors had been to our class and had a photo session. Had lots of fun scribbling on their shirts( a usual thing with the final years on the last day ).
Being the end of the semester , i ve lots of work pending to be done . lot more packages to be done.
Today sat for a while designing the UI for the unix package( chess game ) . The remaining work is to integrate the UI with the backend , i m making a client server application out of this , so that 2 players could play . Also had some fun with the glade UI designer , a fantastic tool ofcourse .
today learnt a little bit of socket programming . have a look at this link :

Friday, October 07, 2005

unix package

started off the unix package today . This is a two player chess game which uses sockets .
I successfully completed my tests with the sockets and they are fantastic , very easy to learn. I created a sample chat application for the testing purpose. This uses the STREAM socket .
The next phase involves the UI development. i think this is the tedious process. Glade is the one im using for UI design for gtk . And glade is wonderful for creating the UI . it creates code on the fly . And now its just the integration work to be done .

Create your own Linux Distribution

bored with the same old distros available ????

do you want to learn the in-core details of working of a linux system ???

can u create a linux distro which is just 5MB in size ???

If u are wondering how these are possible . then visit :

This site give u full details of building a linux distribution of your own. The famous distributions available usually occupy lots of ur valuable disk space and wasting them . Now you can build a complete linux distribution which is less than 100 MB. There are certain areas like embedded systems where there is need for a small OS. It is possible to have a linux which is just 5 MB in size after stripping all those unnecessary parts of the OS.
Have fun creating ur own linux distro ....