Posted in April 2007

Cricket World Cup 2007- Sri Lanka Runners-up !

As a Sri Lankan cricket fan I’ve really enjoyed the tour of Sri Lankan cricket team of Caribbean. They have played wonderfully, with great vehemence against best cricket nations and came top on most occasions or gave a dead fight in the only 3 games they were defeated for the whole tournament.

 

The final match at Barbados was a very exciting match, but seeing as it was an Australia’s day, all went for their likings and we were defeated by a margin of 53 runs. But considering the run chase they put up with close to 7.5 runs per over it was a great batting performance by Sri Lankan cricket team. If we had any luck on that day, we could have won, but no such luck was to be seen.

 

But I’m not disappointed about it that much, we have played brilliant, we came second in the cricket world cup (and everyone says that we deserve the second position, no one seem to doubt our position as was in 96 ) , made few world records , all the batsmen came into runs , all bawlers did brilliant in every match and Malinga became a renown fast bowler. So there’s nothing to be shamed of.

 

“Australia were the deserved winners of this contest, and in truth Sri Lanka were worthy runners-up – they plugged away with composure in the face of overwhelming odds, and the margin of Australia’s victory was their slimmest in both the tournament and in their three latest World Cup wins” – Cricinfo.com

 

I sincerly hope Sri Lankan cricket team all the best and wishes good luck in their future endurances.

GSoC-Proposal accepted!

It’s with great pleasure that I say, “I’ve been accepted for GSoC this year”. The results were updated in the 12th, April morning and even though there was some confusion at the beginning the day turned out to be a great day of my life. And if this will help any one, this is my proposal for GSoC.
GSoC Proposal for GNOME-FoieGras

As I’ve mentioned previously, GSoC for this year is progressing now. Google Summer of Code is a programme funded by Google to improve the FOSS community in the world. More on GSoC can be found here, Google Summer of Code 2007

I’ve applied for only one project, that is a Gnome project – creating a doc editor for their documentation system, Mallard. The code name for the doc editor is “Foie Gras” and it’s still only a few good ideas and plans. So it’ll have to be implemented completely during the SoC duration.

“Foie Gras” will be done in python and XML. So using this doc editor, writers will be able to edit wikis and XML related documents easily. So hope it’ll be a good asset for the future doc writers who are using Gnome related products, especially Ubuntu.
GSoC-Foie Gras.

Also all my 2 fellow Vesessins who applied for the SoC, Lakshan
and Amila have been selected; so this really a great occasion for us and also it indicates the strength within Vesess. Also representating Vesess, special thank should goto Prabath who gave us a great support from the very begining. And also good luck and congrats to all the GSoC selected people out there and don’t lose your hope who hasn’t got selected this time. You may very well get the chance next time!