Archive for December, 2005


I just upgraded to WordPress 2.0. The change in the backend is really impressive, and the upgrade very easy.

I still should spend some time with the custom theme, though…

2005-12-31 07:45:30+0900

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Merry Christmas

Joyeux Noël メリークリスマス Feliz Navidad Bon Nadal

2005-12-25 09:43:38+0900

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Quote of the day

Anyone can speak Troll, all you have to do is point and grunt.

2005-12-22 19:35:19+0900

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Which Superhero are you ?

Your results:
You are Spider-Man

Green Lantern
Iron Man
The Flash
Wonder Woman
You are intelligent, witty,
a bit geeky and have great
power and responsibility.
Click here to take the “Which Superhero are you?” quiz…

2005-12-21 06:50:21+0900

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Firefox 1.5, branding

Firefox 1.5 has been released by Eric in unstable, with a package name change, thus I provide a new branding package.

As for compatibility with plugins and extensions (#341682 and #342788), the patch is ready and should go in with the next upload. Stay tuned.

2005-12-18 09:55:26+0900

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Revision Control

Seems there’s been a lot of talking about revision control systems on p.d.o, recently. I am no SCM guru, and until quite recently, all I knew was CVS and its drawbacks, main one being that you lose file history whenever you rename, or even worse, move, it.

Then a few years ago I tried out svn and I liked the way it used similar command lines as cvs, while giving me what I missed the most in CVS. But SVN has its drawbacks too.

A few weeks ago, I took a look to different distributed SCM solutions. I gave a try to tla and baz waaaaay too different from CVS and svn, bzr, looking very promising and amazingly simple, and svk, compatible with svn, and bringing a brand new world to svn users.

And I made my choice : svk. Its compatibility with svn made the conversion painless, I could just use my svn repositories without any modifications. And I can now track my local changes on alioth’s svn repositories while offline. The fact that there’s no .svn/CVS/whatever directory inside a checkout can also be quite useful. As a bonus, svk is a much faster than svn to handle a repository, which can seem odd, svn being written in C while svk in Perl and using parts of svn…

2005-12-14 11:10:23+0900

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