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Welcome, I'm Shantanu Tushar, currently pursuing B.E. in Computer Science And Engineering at B.M.S. College Of Engineering, Bangalore. You'll find here mostly, apart from my personal details, technical stuff that I am able to put on here. Please share your views and comments in the Feedback section.
Please note that all content here is the best to my knowledge, and I do not take responsibility for any direct/indirect loss caused by following the text herein.

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Overview of steps to build KDE from trunk using single user approach

After some of my friends asked me how, I wrote this article which lists out the steps I took to switch from the additional kde-devel user approach to the single user approach while building KDE SC from trunk. It might be helpful for newbies who have followed the instructions on techbase and got a working KDE SC trunk with the separate kde-devel approach.

Gluon Player Plasmoid, Yay! It works

Right from the time I found about the Gluon project (which I found on the GSoC ideas page), I've been very excited and having loads of fun with the Gluon team (as usual :)

I'm happy to announce that the Plasmoid has taken its first step, displaying a Gluon example game on an OpenGL rendered Plasma applet. The applet is a Plasma::GLApplet which uses the Gluon Framework to create game graphics and output game audio alongwith support for input.

Here's a screenshot (yes, the transparency is a bug)-

Plasmate 0.1-alpha1 release - it feels exciting

(Update: See Yuen Hoe's nice screencast here and Diego's post here).

There are some moments in life which are just too exciting and thrilling. The best of them came just recently - when Plasmate's first release happened.

How to fix Python error while compiling kdebase

Some days back, while compiling kdebase, I faced the following errors-
 

When plasma-desktop refused to start automatically

Recently after recompiling my KDE build, I was exploring what has changed in the few weeks when my notebook wasn't with me. Marco is really working hard on the netbook shell and I thought to give it a try. Man, it looks superb and I like that on my notebook :)
Anyway, I switched back to the regular Plasma desktop and after I logged back in, plasma-desktop refused to start automatically. I tried removing my .kde, but no luck.

QtScript Problems While Installing Qt Script Generator

If Amarok is to be built from source the Qt Script Generator at https://www.code.google.com/p/qtscriptgenerator/ is required. However after going through the compile steps in the package, the following errors are encountered

make[2]: Entering directory
`/users/user/downloads/software/qt/generator/svn.080725/qtbindings/qtscript_phonon'
make[2]: *** No rule to make target
`../../generated_cpp/com_trolltech_qt_phonon/main.cpp', needed by `debug/main.o'. Stop.

My GSoC 2009 Experience

Having a good time with KDE

I never thought I'd be having so much fun with KDE and FOSS Software as a whole. Its such a good way to learn things and contribute to something which is really beautiful.
In January, I was studying Qt because I found it very interesting, and its cross platform nature really made me to plan serious development.
Then I started to use KDE, which has a very intuitive interface for users. But here comes the real benefit - KDE is a Free Software, so anyone can contribute to the system and improve on it.

KDE 4.x from svn built ... learnt a lot

My KDE 4.2 Experience

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