Monday, 19 May, 2008

GSOC 2008- ZOPE 2

We a team of five from the S4 CSE GEC Trichur is now working on a GSOC project - Zope. Out of the three proposals we submitted it's the only one accepted. Our work is to port Zope 2 to Python 2.5.

The most important Python changes concerning this project are the C API change, changes in compiler module and Python library changes. Apart from this the work also includes Restricted Python implementation in Python2.5.

Zope 3 has already been ported to Python 2.5 by our seniors, Nikhil Chettan and team as a part of the GSOC 2007. They helped us a lot to start the project. And mainly Pramode Sir is our motivator.

And about Zope. Zope is a web application server coded in PYTHON. ZOPE is an abbreviation for Z Object Publishing Environment. Images, documents and page templates are available for users to create and manage web.

There is a thriving community of small businesses creating custom web applications as Zope products. And we are really happy to be a part of that community.

Our Mentor is Sidnei da Silva, Brazilian. Hope to finish the project in time. The final pen down date is August 7th.

We have got three more GSOC projects in our college:-

1) Full Text Search Implementation for the content management system, Bricolage

2)All Indic Language Themes and Improvements in Tuxtype

3)Additional Features to Tuxtype

In addition to this we have three GSOC mentors.



Friday, 16 May, 2008

For You...

Here is a short story. I don't know whether this make you think the same way I did. Anyway the moral of this story seems wright for me...

Once there lived a farmer and his son in a beautiful village. His mother got expired when he was born. Father was everything for him.

There was his friend's family as their neighbor. Father, mother and a beautiful girl made up that small happy family. They were good friends. The boy and girl were in love.

But after his school days his father send him abroad for studies. At first he send letters to that girl, but as time passed it came to an end. There was no contact between them. He was fed up with his own enjoyments there. The girl send him many letters but he didn't replied. Years passed...

After completing his studies he returned back to home. He was in a bad mood. And after knowing that his girl is now a wife, made him in extra agony.
His father noticed all this things.

One day he went to his father and asked,


Father thought for a while and replied,

"In order to answer your question, go to the wheat

field and choose the biggest wheat and come back.
But one thing: you can go through them only once and cannot
turn back to pick."

He went to the field, went through first row, he saw one big wheat,
but he wonders....may be there is a bigger one later.

Then he saw another bigger one... but may be there is an even bigger
one waiting for him.

Later, when he finished more than half of the wheat field, he starts to
realize that the wheat is not as big as the previous one he saw, he
knew he has missed the biggest one, and he regretted.

So, he ended up went back to his father with empty hand. His father
told him,
"...this is love... you keep looking for better ones, but
when later you realize, you have already missed the person."

here ends the story...