Discussion about github and ssh

October 18, 2011

Date : 16/10/11 Week : 106 People :  18

Time : 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Location :  Shri Narayana Guru School

Attendees : Praveen, G. Manimaran, R. Manimaran, M. Saravanan, K. Saravanan, Balakrishnan, Kavitha, Ramya, Dhanalakshmi, Logeshwari, Udhayakumar, Shanmuga sundaram, Vishwanathan, Rajkumar and Selvamani (Myself).

New Attendees : Hariharan, Jayaprakash, and Parthiban.

Discussion :

We had overall talk over the Tamizha project and its event which was happened last week at Chennai. Yeah, few of our kanchilug guys attended Thamizha hackathon event to develop a open source software based on tamil language.

Our people  Mr. Rajkumar, Mr. Shanmugasundaram, Mr. Praveen, Miss. Dhanalakshmi, Miss. Ramya, Miss. Logeshwari attended this oneday event and they shared and communicated those information to all of us.

To build tamil based open source project, they are maintaining the project in github. They explained about Git revision control systems and how to handle the project on github.com. For that, they created the github account for all the participants and divided the people into teams. Each team has been assigned to a project to continue their developments on it.

In our Kanchilug meet, some new people dont understand the git. Hence, we explained the revision control systems and gave the live demo on git and we had a datacard to explain the github to maintain our project online. Mr. Shanmugasundaram explained it online and he also explained about the ssh key for authentication for the project on github like how to create a ssh key(public and private key). His explanation was very informative for all of us.

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Linux installation & PyGTK

October 9, 2011

Date : 09/10/11 Week : 105 People :  12

Time : 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Location :  Shri Narayana Guru School

Attendees :  M. Saravanan, K. Saravanan, Balakrishnan, Kavitha,Pavithra,Pavithraa, Manju, Udhayakumar,Balaji,Vishwanathan,Selvamani, Nagarajan(Myself)


Session 1 : Linux Installation

First,  I (Nagarajan) gave the presentation on Linux installation to beginners. Before I started the topic, I explained that how to change BIOS settings to boot live cd and dual boot options. Then I started to explain step by step installation process.

Session 2 : PyGTK with Glade

Mr.Selvamani gave the introduction to Glade with PyGTK , how to create GUI applications using Widgets like Buttons, Lables, Window, Menubar, Toolbar etc., and how to connect Glade file with PyGTK. Finally ,he listed out the different languages that user can use as backend supported by Glade such as C, C++, Python, Perl, Ruby etc., and How to do a project using Glade.

Linux Intro

October 5, 2011

Date : 02/10/11 Week : 104 People :  15

Time : 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Location :  Shri Narayana Guru School

Attendees : Praveen, G. Manimaran, M. Saravanan, K. Saravanan, Balakrishnan, Nagaraj, Kavitha, Ramya, Rajkumar and Selvamani (Myself).

New Attendees : Harikrishnan, Pavithra, Manju, Udhayakumar, Vishwanathan.


We could see lot of newfaces in this meet. As usual, To give them a welcome to foss world, we once again started to talk about the foss history, why linux, Linux features and advantages. Mr. Balakrishnan took the overall session to the new comers.

In the recent days, we are seeing lot of newcomers interested to know and learn Open Source Softwares. We often give the same talk in these times. Hence, we have planned to have two different session like linux basics for newcomers and a technical talk for all.

And LDD discussed last week will happen as soon as we got the place for it.

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Discussion to conduct LDD in Kanchipuram

September 28, 2011

Date : 25/09/11 Week : 104 People :  23

Time : 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Location :  Shri Narayana Guru School

Attendees : Saravanan. M, Manimaran. G, Venkatesh, Saravanan. K, Devakarthick, Logeshwari, Kavitha, Ramya, Pavithra, Dhanalakshmi, Praveen, Nagarajan, Yassir, Balakrishnan, Manimaran, Vishnu, Shanmugam, Rajkumar, and Selvamani (Myself).

New Attendees : Vasanthraja, Manivannan – Doing final year CSE in P.T Lee CNCET, Oovery, Kanchipuram.

Satheeshkumar – doing final year CSE in Pallavan College of Engineering, Kanchipuram


Followed by the Software Freedom Day 2011, we are decided to conduct the LDD(Linux Demo Day) Program at Kanchipuram. The discussion was all about this program in this week. As we prepared for SFD, we people decided that this event should be covered the overall FOSS awareness and public should know from the linux basics level to advanced level applications. Then we had a long list of applications from eachone to exihibit in the demo stalls.

FOSS History
Equivalent Softwares – Overview,  User managements and roles
Compiz Config Settings
Libre Office -3 in 1
Audacity, Ptivi, Vlc
build essioncial g++,gcc
help and supporting from mailing list/irc channel/forum
php & mysql
education tools
cloud computing – open-stack, eucaliptus
java development – ecllipse, netbeans
Android- sdk

Now we are looking for laptops/PC and Place for this event. Once the place is confirmed, we will decide and confirm the event date and stalls list here.

And Shanmugam gave the overall introduction about foss and kanchilug to newcomers.

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Software Freedom Day Celebration

September 22, 2011

We (KanchiLUG) celebrated Software Freedom Day 2011. We put totally 9 Demo Stalls in Software Freedom Day event conducted by ILUGC(Indian Linux User Group Chennai) at MIT(Madras Institute of Technology), Chrompet, Chennai.

Demo Stalls by our people :

1. Libre Office        –    Devakarthi, Saravanan. K, Saravanan. M,
2. Kompozer        –    Manimaran,
3. FFMPEG, Audacity    –    Priya,
4. Python        –     Ramya, Kavitha, Pavithra
5. PHP            –     Praveenkumar, Dhanalakshmi, Shanmugam
6. Drupal        –    Rajkumar,
7. Scilab        –    Nagarajan,
8. Subversion&GIT    –    Selvamani and Manikandan,
9. Firefox Addons    –    Suresh

As we planned, we had enough time for preparation to exibit and explain those softwares to public. We people started from Kanchi by 6.30AM and reached MIT by 9 AM. Then, we arranged all stalls to be in place. Most of our KanchiLUG guys apart from volunteers came to visit this event and they were more helpful to the volunteers.

Event started by 9.30 AM.There were totally 20 stalls in this year. Stalls other than KanchiLUG

Tamil Wikipedia,
Subversion Edge,
Open Source CDs and Books,
Ruby on Rails(RoR),

Students from various colleges and professionals visited the stalls. They also queried lot of questions and doubts. We people really had a great experience and learnt lot of new things from public. This event gave us and our new luggies more technical information than what we learnt. Here is the event photos of SFD 2011.

Software Freedom Day 2011 Photographs

The Whole day session went very pleasant and funny talks. Event came to end in the evening by 5.30PM. At the end of event, Mr. Shrinivasan, co-ordinator of ILUGC and open-source enthusiasts meet the volunteers and presented the prize to all the stalls and gave the information about contributing open souce, getting help from mailing lists, and open source projects for final year students.

I would like to thank all our KanchiLUG team to put their effort to make it happen successfully.

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Discussion about GIMP

September 6, 2011

Date : 04/09/11 Week : 103 People :  14

Time : 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Location :  Shri Narayana Guru School

Attendees : Kavitha, Ramya, Manimaran, Devakarthi, Venkatesh, Praveen, Balaji, Saravanan, Nagaraj, Praveen, Mohan, Logesh, Rajkumar and Selvamani (Myself).


Mr. Manimaran gave the Introduction to GIMP(GNU Image Manipulation Program).

What is GIMP?

GIMP is a multi-platform photo manipulation tool. GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. The GIMP is suitable for a variety of image manipulation tasks, including photo retouching, image composition, and image construction.

He explained some tools to manipulating images layers, filters, colors and so on in the toolbox. Further, he gave the demo on some of its tools.Finally, the session ended after one hour and we started to discussion on newbies doubts on general topics.

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August 31, 2011

Date : 28/08/11 Week : 102 People :  14

Time : 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Location :  Shri Narayana Guru School

Attendees : Kavitha, Ramya, Manimaran, Devakarthi, Venkatesh, Praveen, Balaji, Saravanan, Nagaraj, Praveen, Mohan, Logesh, Rajkumar and Selvamani (Myself).


I (Selvamani) continued the python demo using python intrepreter in interactive mode. Followed by the python presentation in the previous class, i gave live demo on Basic Datatypes such as Numbers, Strings, Lists, Tuples, and Dictionary.

I explained Numbers type Integer number, Float number, Complex number and its supporting built in methods for each numbers type and Strings type and its built in String handling methods, list types and its built in methods and so on. I gave demo on built in methods for all datatypes.

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Discussion about SFD

August 30, 2011

Date : 21/08/11 Week : 101 People :  11

Time : 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Location : Ekambaranathar Temple

Attendees : Manimaran,  Devakarthi, Venkatesh, Praveen, Balakrishnan, Balaji, Nagaraj, Praveen, Mohan and Rajkumar(Myself).

New Attendees :  Hari B.Tech


This week Kanchilug meet was conducted back in Ekambaranathar Temple because Narayanaguru School was not opened on that sunday. In Kanchilug meet we planned to participate the SFD function and discussed about SFD presentation and how to prepare slides for that function.

Thank You,

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Python & Discussion about SFD

August 18, 2011

Date : 14/08/11 Week : 101 People :  17

Time : 3.30 pm to 6.00 pm

Location : Shri Narayana Guru Matriculation School

Attendees : Manimaran, Devakarthi, Venkatesh, Praveen, Dhanalakshmi, Logeshwari, Kavitha, Ramya, Rajkumar, Balakrishnan, Balaji, Nagaraj, Shrinivasan, Praveen and Selvamani(Myself).

New Attendees : Magendravarman,Rajesh- doing B.Sc.,(Computer Science) in Pachayappas Arts&Science College for Men, Kanchipuram.


I (Selvamani) shared the basics of python. First I gave the introduction to python like simple, easy to learn, platform independent, extensible etc., I presented Python’s data types such as Numbers(integer, float, complex number), String, List, Tuple, and Dictionay and Flow structures(if, elif, switch, for, while), File handling, Dynamic inputs(input(), raw_input()) and Modules.

And, I moved to discuss the OOPs concept in Python. I explained Class definition, Constructor, Encapsulation, Inheritance, and so on. Following that, i showed the database connection with PostgreSQL, GUI Tools(Glade+Python+GTK, QT, WxPython), Django framework.

After my presentation, Mr. Balakrishnan showed live demo using python interpreter. Finally, we started to discuss SFD 2011(Software Freedom Day) which is going to happen in September month. We have planned for five stalls there, but we are looking for more stalls to exibit there. We have newcomers with us to participate this time in this event.

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Installation and Intro to Git

August 5, 2011

Date : 31/ 07/ 11 Week : 99 People : 19

Time : 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Location : Shri Narayana Guru  Matriculation School

Attendees : Ramya, Kavitha, Dhanalakshmi, Logeshwari, Venkatesh,  Manimaran, Sathishkumar, Balaji, Praveen, Nagarajan, Balakrishnan, Mohan, Shanmugasundaram, Rajkumar, Srinivasan and Selvamani(Myself)

New Attendees :  Saravanan, Devakarthi, and Saravanaraj – doing M.Sc.,(Computer Science) in Pachayappan Arts&Science College for Men.


We had few newcomers this weekend. They wanted to know the installation steps for Ubuntu. Hence, Mr. Shanmugasundaram showed live dual boot Ubuntu 11.04 installation in a laptop.

It took half an hour to explain those steps.

Next, Mr. Rajkumar gave information about Software Configuration Management(SCM) , what it is, why it is used for, and its different types(VCS-Version Control System, CVS-Concurrent Version System, SVN-Subversion, Bazaar, Mercurial, Git). Now people had some understanding about SCM.

After Mr. Rajkumar’s brief explanation, I (Selvamani) started to give the demo on Basics of Git. I created a folder which has two files and made it as Git repository. Once Git Repository initiated, i explained some folders and files information created by Git such as hooks, info, objects, refs, config, HEAD, description. I also explained that how Git is making version numbers for every commit, and SHA(Secure Hash Algorithm) and RSA key(public and private keys) which is used for server git repository access.

Moreover, i showed them demo using basic commands like status, add, commit, log, tag. Meanwhile, i cleared their queries and doubts.


* Happiest news is that KanchiLUG is going to hit 100th Week successfully. Hence, we have some plan to celebrate this achievement.

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