# On the Web, articles syndiques n jours

## Friday 25 July 2014

• Richard Hartmann: Release Critical Bug report for Week 30
I have been asked to publish bug stats from time to time. Not exactly sure about the schedule yet, but I will try and stick to Fridays, as in the past; this is for the obvious reason that it makes historical data easier to compare. "Last Friday of each month" may or may not be too much. Time (...)

• Juliana Louback: Extending an xTuple Business Object
xTuple is in my opinion incredibly well designed; the code is clean and the architecture ahderent to a standardized structure. All this makes working with xTuple software quite a breeze. I wanted to integrate JSCommunicator into the web-based xTuple version. JSCommunicator is a SIP (...)

• Steve Kemp: The selfish programmer
Once upon a time I wrote a piece of software for scheduling the classes available to a college. There was a bug in the scheduler: Students who happened to be named 'Steve Kemp' had a significantly higher chance (>=80% IIRC) of being placed in lessons where the class makeup was more (...)

• Wouter Verhelst: Multiarchified eID libraries for Debian
A few weeks back, I learned that some government webinterfaces require users to download a PDF files, sign them with their eID, and upload the signed PDF document. On Linux, the only way to do this appeared to be to download Adobe Reader for Linux, install the eID middleware, make sure that the (...)

• Tim Retout: London.pm's July 2014 tech meeting
Last night, I went to the London.pm tech meeting, along with a couple of colleagues from CV-Library. The talks, combined with the unusually hot weather we're having in the UK at the moment, combined with my holiday all last week, make it feel like I'm at a software conference. :) The (...)

• Gunnar Wolf: Nice read: ?The Fasinatng … Frustrating … Fascinating History of Autocorrect?
A long time ago, I did some (quite minor!) work on natural language parsing. Most of what I got was the very basic rudiments on what needs to be done to begin with. But I like reading some texts on the subject every now and then. I am also a member of the ACM — Association for Computing (...)

## Thursday 24 July 2014

• Craig Small: PHP uniqid() not always a unique ID
• Martin Pitt: vim config for Markdown+LaTeX pandoc editing
I have used LaTeX and latex-beamer for pretty much my entire life of document and presentation production, i. e. since about my 9th school grade. I've always found the LaTeX syntax a bit clumsy, but with good enough editor shortcuts to insert e. g. \beginitemize \item...\enditemize with just (...)

• Matthew Palmer: First Step with Clojure: Terror
$sudo apt-get install -y leiningen [...]$ lein new scratch [...] $cd scratch$ lein repl Downloading: org/clojure/clojure/1.3.0/clojure-1.3.0.pom from repository central at http://repo1.maven.org/maven2 Transferring 5K from central Downloading: org/sonatype/oss/oss-parent/5/oss-parent-5.pom (...)

• Russ Allbery: WebAuth 4.6.1
This is a bug-fix release of the WebAuth site-wide web authentication system. As is typical, I accumulated a variety of minor bug fixes and improvements that I wanted to get into a release before starting larger work (in this case, adding JSON support for the user information service protocol). (...)

• DSA-2989 apache2
security update

• DSA-2988 transmission
security update

## Wednesday 23 July 2014

• Lior Kaplan: Testing PHPNG on Debian/Ubuntu
We (at Zend) want to help people get more involved in testing PHPNG (PHP next generation), so we're started to provide binaries for it, although it's still a branch on top of PHP's master branch. See more details about PHPNG on Zeev Suraski's blog post. The binaries (64bit) are compatible with (...)

• Petter Reinholdtsen: 98.6 percent done with the Norwegian draft translation of Free Culture
This summer I finally had time to continue working on the Norwegian docbook version of the 2004 book Free Culture by Lawrence Lessig, to get a Norwegian text explaining the problems with todays copyright law. Yesterday, I finally completed translated the book text. There are still some foot/end (...)

• Michael Prokop: Book Review: The Docker Book
Docker is an open-source project that automates the deployment of applications inside software containers. I'm responsible for a docker setup with Jenkins integration and a private docker-registry setup at a customer and pre-ordered James Turnbull's “The Docker Book” a few months (...)

• Tanguy Ortolo: GNU/Linux graphic sessions: suspending your computer
Major desktop environments such as Xfce or KDE have a built-in computer suspend feature, but when you use a lighter alternative, things are a bit more complicated, because basically: only root can suspend the computer. There used to be a standard solution to that, using a D-Bus call to a (...)

• Francesca Ciceri: Adventures in Mozillaland #3
Yet another update from my internship at Mozilla, as part of the OPW. A brief one, this time, sorry. Bugs, Bugs, Bugs, Bacon and Bugs I've continued with my triaging/verifying work and I feel now pretty confident when working on a bug. On the other hand, I think I've learned more or (...)

• Steinar H. Gunderson: The sad state of Linux Wi-Fi
I've been using 802.11 on Linux now for over a decade, and to be honest, it's still a pretty sad experience. It works well enough that I mostly don't care... but when I care, and try to dig deeper, it always ends up in the answer “this is just crap”. I can't say (...)

• Andrew Pollock: [tech] Going solar
With electricity prices in Australia seeming to be only going up, and solar being surprisingly cheap, I decided it was a no-brainer to invest in a solar installation to reduce my ongoing electricity bills. It also paves the way for getting an electric car in the future. I'm also a greenie, (...)

• Matthew Palmer: Per-repo update hooks with gitolite
Gitolite is a popular way to manage collections of git repositories entirely from the command line – it's configured using configuration stored in a git repo, which is nicely self-referential. Providing per-branch access control and a wide range of addons, it's quite a valuable system. (...)

• Jonathan McCrohan: Git remote helpers
If you follow upstream Git development closely, you may have noticed that the Mercurial and Bazaar remote helpers (use git to interact with hg and bzr repos) no longer live in the main Git tree. They have been split out into their own repositories, here and here. git-remote-bzr had been (...)

• DSA-2987 openjdk-7
security update

• DSA-2986 iceweasel
security update

## Tuesday 22 July 2014

• Tim Retout: Cowbuilder and Tor
You've installed apt-transport-tor to help prevent targeted attacks on your system. Great! Now you want to build Debian packages using cowbuilder, and you notice these are still using plain HTTP. If you're willing to fetch the first few packages without using apt-transport-tor, this is (...)

• Neil Williams: Validating ARMMP device tree blobs
I've done various bits with ARMMP and LAVA on this blog already, usually waiting until I've got all the issues ironed out before writing it up. However, this time I'm just going to do a dump of where it's at, how it works and what can be done. I'm aware that LAVA can seem mysterious at first, (...)

• Russell Coker: Public Lectures About FOSS
Eventbrite I've recently started using the Eventbrite Web site [1] and the associated Eventbrite Android app [2] to discover public events in my area. Both the web site and the Android app lack features for searching (I'd like to save alerts for my accounts and have my phone notify me when new (...)

• Martin Pitt: autopkgtest 3.2: CLI cleanup, shell command tests, click improvements
Yesterday's autopkgtest 3.2 release brings several changes and improvements that developers should be aware of. Cleanup of CLI options, and config files Previous adt-run versions had rather complex, confusing, and rarely (if ever?) used options for filtering binaries and building sources (...)

• MJ Ray: Three systems
There are three basic systems: The first is slick and easy to use, but fiddly to set up correctly and if you want to do something that its makers don't want you to, it's rather difficult. If it breaks, then fixing it is also fiddly, if not impossible and requiring complete reinitialisation. (...)

• Andrew Pollock: [debian] Day 174: Kindergarten, startup stuff, tennis
I picked up Zoe from Sarah this morning and dropped her at Kindergarten. Traffic seemed particularly bad this morning, or I'm just out of practice. I spent the day powering through the last two parts of the registration block of my real estate licence training. I've got one more piece (...)

• Hideki Yamane: GeoIP support for installer is really nice
• DSA-2985 mysql-5.5
security update

• DSA-2984 acpi-support
security update

## Monday 21 July 2014

• Ian Campbell: sunxi-tools now available in Debian
I've recently packaged the sunxi tools for Debian. These are a set of tools produce by the Linux Sunxi project for working with the Allwinner "sunxi" family of processors. See the package page for details. Thanks to Steve McIntyre for sponsoring the initial upload. The most interesting (...)

• Daniel Pocock: Australia can't criticize Putin while competing with him
While much of the world is watching the tragedy of MH17 and contemplating the grim fate of 298 deceased passengers sealed into a refrigerated freight train in the middle of a war zone, Australia (with 28 victims on that train) has more than just theoretical skeletons in the closet too. At this (...)

• Steve Kemp: An alternative to devilspie/devilspie2
Recently I was updating my dotfiles, because I wanted to ensure that media-players were "always on top", when launched, as this suits the way I work. For many years I've used devilspie to script the placement of new windows, and once I googled a recipe I managed to achieve my aim. However (...)

• Tim Retout: apt-transport-tor 0.2.1
apt-transport-tor 0.2.1 should now be on your preferred unstable Debian mirror. It will let you download Debian packages through Tor. New in this release: support for HTTPS over Tor, to keep up with people.debian.org. :) I haven't mentioned it before on this blog. To get it working, you (...)

• Francois Marier: Creating a modern tiling desktop environment using i3
Modern desktop environments like GNOME and KDE involving a lot of mousing around and I much prefer using the keyboard where I can. This is why I switched to the Ion tiling window manager back when I interned at Net Integration Technologies and kept using it until I noticed it had been removed (...)

• DebConf team: Talks review and selection process. (Posted by Ren? Mayorga)

• Keith Packard: Glamorous Intel
Reworking Intel Glamor The original Intel driver Glamor support was based on the notion that it would be better to have the Intel driver capture any fall backs and try to make them faster than Glamor could do internally. Now that Glamor has reasonably complete acceleration, and its fall backs (...)

• Andrew Pollock: [debian] Day 173: Investigation for bug #749410 and fixing my VMs
I have a couple of virt-manager virtual machines for doing DHCP-related work. I have one for the DHCP server and one for the DHCP client, and I have a private network between the two so I can simulate DHCP requests without messing up anything else. It works nicely. I got a bit carried away, (...)

• Junichi Uekawa: Trying android wear SDK using my LG G watch.
Trying android wear SDK using my LG G watch. I didn't have the permissions to access the usb device, and I had to update the udev rules. It wasn't clear what the right way was, and existing Android devices look like audio or camera, not really (...)

## Sunday 20 July 2014

• Paul Tagliamonte: Plymouth Bootsplashes
Why oh why are they so hard to write? Even using the built in modules it is insanely hard to debug. Playing a bootsplash in X sucks and my machine boots too fast to test it on reboot. Basically, euch. All I wanted was a hackers zebra on boot (...)

• Laura Arjona: Upgrading my laptop to Debian Jessie
Some days ago I decided to upgrade my laptop from stable to testing. I had tried Jessie since several months, in my husband's laptop, but that was a fresh install, and a not-so-old laptop, and we have not much software installed there. In my netbook (Compaq Mini 110c), with stable, I already (...)

• John Goerzen: Beautiful Earth
• Thomas Goirand: sysvinit not sending output to all consoles
I spent many, many hours trying to understand why I couldn't have both “nova console-log” showing me the output of the log, AND have the OpenStack dashboard (eg: horizon) console to work at the same time. Normally, this is done very easily, by passing multiple times the console= (...)

• DSA-2983 drupal7
security update

## Saturday 19 July 2014

• Steve Kemp: Did you know xine will download and execute scripts?
Today I was poking around the source of Xine, the well-known media player. During the course of this poking I spotted that Xine has skin support - something I've been blissfully ignorant of for many years. How do these skins work? You bring up the skin-browser, by default this is achieved (...)

• Jo Shields: Transition tracker
Friday was my last day at Collabora, the awesome Open Source consultancy in Cambridge. I'd been there more than three years, and it was time for a change. As luck would have it, that change came in the form of a job offer 3 months ago from my long-time friend in Open Source, Miguel de Icaza. (...)

• Vasudev Kamath: Stop messing with my settings Network Manager
I use a laptop with Atheros wifi card with ath9k driver. I use hostapd to convert my laptop wifi into AP (Access point) so I can share network with my Nexus 7 and Kindle. This has been working fine for quite some time till my recent update. After recent system update (I use Debian Sid), I (...)

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