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Synchronizing Sony Ericsson K320i Calendar with Evolution Calendar

Sorry for the long absence, I'm quite busy with my studies and project works .. well its that time of the semester again .. *sigh

As promised , here is a simple howto for synchronizing Sony Ericson K320i with Ximian Evolution

Step 1: Getting the packages

multisync
libsyncml
bluez-utils
libopensync-plugin-evolution2
libopensync-plugin-syncml

All of these packages can be acquired from Fedora repositories except for libopensync-plugin-syncml which you can follow this guide to install it or until somebody push it into the repositories. If you would like a GUI for multisync, yum for multisync-gui. In this guide, however, I'll cover the console based set-up only.

Step 2: Setting up a multisync group

First, create a multisync group that will contain a member from evolution2 plugin and a member from syncml plugin. In this example I name the group SyncMe

msynctool --addroup SyncMe
msynctool --addmember SyncMe evo2-sync
msynctool --addmember SyncMe syncml-obex-client

Step 3: Configuring the SyncML pl…

SonyEricsson k320i

I just got myself a sony Ericsson k320i last sunday. My old phone was seriously out-of-shape and I think its time for me to change it.

With a price tag of RM438, heres what I got

- Bluetooth
- Java support
- IRda support
- 15MB storage
- USB connectivity
- GPRS/MMS support
- VGA camera
- MP3 player

More information about the phone here

I just succeeded syncing it with Evolution, I'll be posting a howto for it in my next post.

Mugshot : A Social Network For FOSS User

Fedora users might have heard about it, but not other FOSS users. I think I'm going to help them with some promotion :D

Heres the link to Mugshot Website.


Mugshot makes it easy to show off what you're doing online and keep track of what your friends are up to. Learn more about what you can do with Mugshot at the features page.

Mugshot is designed and developed in the context of an open source community project. For information on how you can contribute, visit our developer site and our blog.


So, what do it offers?
A place where you can view Blog, Digg, YouTube, Myspace, (and much more) activities of your friends all in one page.
Desktop integration with Mugshot's Desktop Stacker
some more fancy stuff

For the list of features, go here -> http://mugshot.org/features

There are 2 things that I love in mugshot. One is the Desktop Stacker, and the other one, which I just discovered, a group chatroom!! Below are a screenshot for each

Mugshot Desktop Stacker


Mugshot Group ChatRoom


Musghot…

Sun Tech Days : University World Tour

My Object Oriented Programming class had a field trip to Sun Tech Day's University World Tour yesterday. It was quite fun for me (considering its free + got a lot of freebies + a free transport home for the mid-sem break).

There was 5 topics on the event
What you need to know as a student today: The Next 10 years - by Matt Thompson
Quite okay talks about what students should grasp in the OpenSource world. How open source fast development can benefit students etc what the web offers for future developers. Nothing much new to me because I'm already in the Free/OpenSource world. Another point of interest was the info about parallel programming will be more important in the future because processors wont go faster but instead it will be denser. And thats something extremely important for future developers.

Java and NetBeans Demo's You Shouldn't miss - by Angela Caicedo
This one was fun to watch. Some demos of Java on non-PC platforms (a.k.a toys). I has been taking Java as a …

What do I see in the Fedora LiveCD-Creator project

I have been playing around with livecd-creator for a while now. And these are some possibilities that I can see from the project + the custom distro project.

Flexibility in creating customized liveCD (obvious)A lot of Live distros based on Fedora will be emerging in the OpenSource worldFedora will become a root for possibly a distro that can succeed in market more that itselfand best of all - the LiveDistros won't be needing to host ISOs!!

Flexibility in creating a customized liveCD

This is the most obvious reason of all. The livecd-creator script uses a simple and easy to understand config file (which actually is a bash script - and theres a plan to move to kickstart) to generate the liveCD. Basically any user who have experience installing gentoo from stage1/stage2 or installing fedora into chroot can get the hang it in no time. The config also is not that hard to understand if you are a newbie. Its quite easy to customize it if you know bash/sh scripting.

A lot of Live distros base…