Sri Lankan English Locale for Ubuntu (And other Linuxes)

Sinhala (si_LK) is the only locale available for Sri Lanka in Ubuntu OS. While the Sinhala locale is not bad in itself, displaying “රු” in currencies, “පෙ.ව” and “ප.ව.” and Sinhala month and date names are a distraction, specially in terminal where Sinhala unicode rendering is not that good. Continue reading “Sri Lankan English Locale for Ubuntu (And other Linuxes)”

Easily share files between Ubuntu Linux and Android with Samba

Although both Ubuntu and Android are OSs using the Linux kernel, most of the software developed for managing Android devices from PCs, are either for Windows or for MacOS. There doesn’t exist any application for Ubuntu – that I know of – that can manage media, text messages, and other content in an Android device. Even the ways of sharing files between Ubuntu and Android isn’t easy. Continue reading “Easily share files between Ubuntu Linux and Android with Samba”

WebIssues: Easier Issue Tracking

When we started developing software systems at Sanmark Solutions, we always felt the need to have a proper issue tracking system. So I read about, downloaded, installed and tested many of the well reputed issue tracking systems such as BugZilla, MantisBT and few others. But finally WebIssues was the solution! Continue reading “WebIssues: Easier Issue Tracking”

Git Clone from Linux to Windows through Local Network

Earlier, I blogged about how to clone a Git repository from Windows to Linux through a local network. Now, I think it’s necessary that I should write something about the other way around, which is cloning a Git repository in a shared directory of a Linux machine to a machine using Windows. This is how to do it: Continue reading “Git Clone from Linux to Windows through Local Network”

Git Clone from Windows to Linux through Local Network

Git LogoWorking on a project at Sanmark Solutions, I encountered a situation where I needed to clone a Git repository placed in a shared directory in a Windows machine into a working directory in a Linux machine. First I tried to do it with SSH, but I wasn’t successful. I guess that’s because I am not much experienced with that protocol. Then I decided to access the directory in Windows with Samba and mount it on local file system, and then clone, pull, and push from and to it considering it as a local location. This is how I did it: Continue reading “Git Clone from Windows to Linux through Local Network”

2012 In Review

I think it’s time for me to restart blogging again. Not that I have a huge reader base eagerly waiting to consume stuff that I might put in my blog, rather I should restart it for the purpose of sharing what I learn, that I think would be needed by me again at some pant in the future. Anyway, I feel it’s a kind of thing one might do in a January.

I think this is a good opportunity to review my 2012. I’m just writing these things without really considering about the order they happened. Continue reading “2012 In Review”

Ubuntu මත Firefox සමග Facebook වෙත පහසුවෙන් පිංතූර පටවමු!

Facebook කියන්නේ මේ වන විට ලෝකයේ ජනප්‍රියම සමාජ ජාල වෙබ් අඩවිය කියන එක අවිවාදිතයි. මේ අඩවියෙන් ලබාදෙන සේවා ගොන්නක් අතරේ, පිංතූර එකතු සකස් කිරීම කියන්නේ තවත් එක සේවාවක්. ඔබ Ubuntu මත සිට Firefox සමග Facebook වෙබ් අඩවිය භාවිතා කරනවා නම්, මේ පිංතූර එකතු සකස් කිරීමේ කාර්යය පහසු කරන්නට Facebook විසින් නව ක්‍රමයක් හඳුන්වලා දීලා තියනවා.

Facebook කියන්නේ මේ වන විට ලෝකයේ ජනප්‍රියම සමාජ ජාල වෙබ් අඩවිය කියන එක අවිවාදිතයි. මේ අඩවියෙන් ලබාදෙන සේවා ගොන්නක් අතරේ, පිංතූර එකතු සකස් කිරීම කියන්නේ තවත් එක සේවාවක්. ඔබ Ubuntu මත සිට Firefox සමග Facebook වෙබ් අඩවිය භාවිතා කරනවා නම්, මේ පිංතූර එකතු සකස් කිරීමේ කාර්යය පහසු කරන්නට Facebook විසින් නව ක්‍රමයක් හඳුන්වලා දීලා තියනවා. Continue reading “Ubuntu මත Firefox සමග Facebook වෙත පහසුවෙන් පිංතූර පටවමු!”