KDE’s equivalent to the windows start menu is the kickoff launcher, being a windows user for a long time before I moved to linux some habits just don’t go away. I tried to change the shortcut key associated to kickoff but as it turns out, KDE treats the Win Key as a meta key. That basically means that just like the Shift, Control and the Alt keys it too has no meaning on its own and must be paired with another key to perform some useful function.
We have an introductory Computer Graphics course at our university this semester, we will be working with BGI(Borland Graphics Interface) which has its origins in Borland Turbo C. It goes without saying that I’m not a big fan of Turbo C, its a wonder why its so popular in India even though its so out of date. I have mingw set up on windows and also dual boot sabayon linux. I’ll set it up on both and list the steps here. This should work with Bloodshed Dev-Cpp but your mileage might vary. Continue reading Getting graphics.h to work on Windows and Linux
Mobile application development seems to be in vogue these days, with the iPhone and Android platforms being the top contenders. iPhone had all of the market to itself sometime back but now android is making progress at a very fast rate. I’ve decided to get my feet wet and get to know the basics of developing for android. The android sdk can be installed on windows, linux as well as mac osx. The installation instructions on the android developer are perfect for windows, mac and ubuntu (and its derivatives). Its not plain sailing for others, a few hacks are required here and there but it all works eventually. These instructions are tested on sabayon 6 kde x86_64 but should work with other editions too. Continue reading Setting Up Android SDK on Sabayon
I dual boot windows and linux and what happens is that most of my data resides on an ntfs volume which can be accessed by both the operating systems. It’s really simple to mount this volume, all that needs to be done is that you click it in the file manager and depending on your distro you may or may not be prompted for the administrator password. This system works well but its not very convenient. I generally configure my distro to automatically mount some partitions at boot up, that way i can easily create symbolic links that span across volumes and make it easier to access files. Continue reading Automatically Mount Partitions at Boot Up