Thursday, July 20, 2006

Bazaar-NG'd Projects

So I finally got around to setting up a script that rsyncsupdates my Bazaar-NG branches nightly via SFTP. (I would have just done a cron script that does bzr pull sftp://[...], but the ssh binary on the webserver is freakishly old and not openssh)(It was a problem with using rbash instead of using rssh as the restricted shell) I also have a human-readable version, courtesy of bzr's webserve plugin. There you will find the links to the respective repositories. If the link doesn't work, try installing pycurl, as it seems that the non-pycurl code doesn't handle 302 redirects very well. One of these days I'll (try) to get trac installed (because I dislike webserve's interface, and bug reporting capabilities are also a plus), but that means I have to run it via CGI. Stupid admins not enabling FastCGI even though it's installed and even says so in the server signature.

Of particular note is the TracAtomPP branch, which as one can (maybe) guess, adds support for the Atom Publishing Protocol to Trac. This is something that I've been working on lately, in order to give myself a break from xmingw porting. So far, I've got a good chunk of the base done, and I'm currently working on the wiki "collection" module.

On the subject of xmingw, if anyone could test out the xmingw branch with layman, it would be appreciated (because I would like to know if its bzr support works yet).

Re: Start Menus

Start Menus:

This screenshot of Freespire shows how many levels in you have to go to get to OpenOffice. Do the people that build these structures ever actually use them? The answer is probably no! (consider how easy it is to launch things from the command line...)

Windows's "Start Menu" is a pet peeve of mine...with the amount of stuff I install, it either fills between half and all of my 1280x1024 screen, or it takes forever to scroll to the desired folder. This is why I love Xfce's Menu (and, to a lesser extent, GNOME's menu): you can get to the programs one submenu in. And, of course, all of the applications are in neat little categories, so that I don't have to look to see where the hell on the menu the "Inkscape" folder is (not that I'm trying to insult Inkscape – it was the first cross-platform app that I use that came to mind).

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Re: GNOME on MS Windows (and Mac OS X)

GNOME on MS Windows (and Mac OS X) | Desde América, con amor:
A cool GnomeOnWindows CD could come up from it.

This is definitely something I want to see happen. Finally got NSIS installed, so we'll see if I can integrate some sort of install system into my xmingw overlay...