Archive for March, 2007

Good response to Coppermine’s Google Summer of Code, 07

March 28th, 2007 11 comments

Wow! We really got good response for Coppermine in GSoc, 07. As many as 35 applications are submitted by the students across the world starting from novice Coppermine users wanting to explore the world of open source to the expert programmers who have hacked into coppermine’s code to make it more feature rich. These guys (and ofcourse gals) are ready to build API’s, desktop clients and many more to make coppermine the best photo gallery software.

We are now looking forward to the next step, i.e. finallizing the student applications so that we can make the best out of their skills.

Happy Coppermining!

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Coppermine in Google Summer of Code

March 16th, 2007 2 comments

Coppermine Photo Gallery has been accepted in this years Google Summer of Code (GSoc) as a mentor organization. This is for the first time since GSoc has started back in 2005.

Visit Coppermine on GSoc here

We have also published the list of idea’s that we would like to be implemented by the students. If you have seen coppermine in past and interested in improving it, apply via GSoc web app. The instructions for the same can be found here

Google will give USD 4500 to the students successfully completing the task.

For more information feel free to contact me at

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Working with multiple Firefox profiles

March 3rd, 2007 1 comment

From past one month or so I was desperately looking for something which will allow me to open multiple Firefox instances with different profiles. At first it looks like an easy task to accomplish but at the end leaves you with scratching your head.

Some of you may think that its as simple as writing a command

firefox -ProfileManager

at that’s it.
But no, this won’t work. Even if you create multiple profiles and try to open it through profilemanager it will still load firefox with same profile.

To open Firefox with another profile you should use the command

./firefox -no-remote -P profile2

But remember that your first Firefox instance must be opened without using the -no-remote option. Only then you can open multiple Firefox with different profile.

I hope this will make the life easy for lot of developers using Firefox

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