Mac4Lin v1.0 RC2 : Subversion  

Posted by Anirudh Acharya in ,

I'm happy to inform you all that Mac4Lin now uses the SVN version control system. The latest version Mac4Lin v1.0 RC2 is available there. Users may checkout to download the bleeding edge version.

The required info is provided here:

Subversion Server:

Path to Repository: /svnroot/mac4lin

Access instructions:

To access a Subversion repository, configure your Subversion client as follows:

* Hostname:
* Port: 443
* Protocol: HTTPS
* Repository Path: /svnroot/mac4lin

For clients that use a URL string:

Mac4Lin v1.0RC2 has not been released and hence is not available on the Downloads page. It can only be obtained through SVN. Btw, it includes the GTK Splash this time :P Comments, suggestions, complaints are welcome as always :)

Edit: If you are new to Subversion, then refer to this post which will explain how to install and use svn to download Mac4Lin v1.0RC2 files from SVN.

Oscars 2009: And the winners are...  

Posted by Anirudh Acharya in , ,

Oscars 2009, a big event as always. Well I guess everybody had predicted that Slumdog Millionaire would win awards, but not as many as it won!

There was no doubt that Heath "The Joker" Ledger would win an award. In fact, I liked his acting in the movie "The Dark Knight" so much that IMHO he should've been nominated for Best Actor instead of Best Supporting Actor. He was simply amazing in the movie. The award for "Make up" should've surely gone for The Dark Knight. I feel Heath Ledger's make up was the best of all times. Kate Winslet was good in the movie The Reader and I guess she deserved. I don't see any reason why Penelope Cruz was awarded the Best Supporting Actress!

As for "our" Slumdog Millionaire, I suppose it was nominated for 10 categories out of which it won 8! Thats an amazing feat that too by a "semi-Indian" movie. I've seen the movie and feel the movie was good but not an exceptional one. A.R.Rahman sure is one great music director but again I feel there was nothing out-of-this-world music in the movie. Not that I'm criticizing the number of awards this movie won, just that I feel some awards like Music (Song), Film Editing had nothing to do with the movie. What do you all feel? Did the movie of "Indian origin" win this time only coz it had a "Foreign director"? Do you all feel it was worth its weight for all of the 8 awards it won??

Movie: Delhi-6  

Posted by Anirudh Acharya in , , , ,

Its been movie time for me surrounded by exams. Saw Billu Barber last week. An average movie I must say. But Irrfan Khan has acted well. Lara Dutta was hopeless!

This week (actually just back sometime ago) I saw Delhi-6. Now I'm assuming (in fact, sure) that everyone reading this would haf seen Rang de Basanti. After such a movie the expectations from Rakeysh Mehra would surely be high. Delhi-6 falls in a different category. While its not a nation-awakening movie or such its like any other videsh-se-returned-love-your-country kind of movie. The plot is good. But I think the picturization could've been better. The movie has so many "cut-to"s that one may lose track of whats happening (a la Ghajni, eh? :D ).

Oh one interesting snippet: The movie is called Delhi-6 because it is picturized in Chandi Chowk, Delhi whose postal code is 110 006; hence the name Delhi - 6.

I guess its become a fad these days in Bollywood movies to include a couple of Hindi abuses and Delhi-6 is no different! Abhishek is an NRI and accompanies his Grandmother back to India (Delhi-6 - Chandni Chowk), to "leave" her where she wants to get back - her home. Everything is peaceful in the area, people of different religions live peacefully. Then comes the twist - Kala Bandar... what next???!! Ok sorry! No spoilers here... watch it! :D In a way, what the movie teaches about Kala Bandar sure is true.

The music is superb, no second thoughts about that. I recommend everyone to hear the songs. Overall I would rate the movie to be average to ok.

Go watch the movie, till then "Masakalli Masakalli... ud matakalli..." :D

PS: One thing I haf to mention is that like all typical Bollywood movies Abhishek comes back to life after dying; that too after interacting with his dead grandfather - Amitabh :D :P