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Gitorious and third-party repository hooks

February 20th, 2011 No comments

Recently the Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup development team decided to also move the code repository away from Sourceforge.net. There had been a few complains in the past about speed and reliability but the fact that and how they disabled the ability send emails when a commit to code was done gave the final push to move away. It has been quickly decided to setup the new git repository on Gitorious.org.

Unfortunately Gitorious does not support so-called hooks, which trigger things on certain events like informing the CIA bot in ##crawl-dev or sending summary emails to the mailing-list when changes are made.

I thought it might be useful to tell of how we made the git-hooks work, even though Gitorious does not provide this feature.
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Back to the.. Spring RTS!

October 25th, 2010 2 comments

Recently I bought and also played StarCraft 2. It’s a neat game, good graphics and nice story line.. but omgomgomg – how inferior that game and its user-interface is compared to Spring RTS!

So I started to play some Spring again (with Fleur and Wolf and Eifeltrampel) and I have to say… it’s still the best RTS I know!

Sadly, there are way less players active than there used to be.. I hope that changes again soon, especially because winter is coming. In the mean-time we’ve been training against a brand new AI called E323AI, written by a friend of ours – and it’s amazing! Great job, Error323 – we’ve gotten our butts kicked more than once! :D

And of course, the game still supports (and seems to have stabilized) LUA widgets and gadgets. So I’ve been fiddling a bit recently (and especially during this weekend with Eifeltrampel) with that. It has become a nice collection already. Many widgets tweaked, some enhanced or fixed. I’ve created a git-repository and uploaded everything here:

http://git.develz.org/?p=spring-lua.git;a=summary

PS: I’ve been a bit busy lately, but I’m feeling confident that I would like to write some more in the near future :)

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Notes about: CUPS & Samba & Windows

December 29th, 2009 No comments
  • CUPS states that printer names may contain any printable characters except “/”, “#”, and space. But if you intend to also share that same printer through Samba you might want to make sure the name you choose also does not contain certain characters (any of %<>*?|/\+=;:”,) invalid for Samba…
  • If you ever intend one day to delete a printer in CUPS (because you cannot rename them) you should also adhere to that Samba name-restriction because otherwise you may not be able to do so – at least not with the administration interface…
  • How the frack do you make a Windows Vista show computers in the same network but not in the same “workgroup”? Changing the “workgroup” of a Windows computer really still needs a reboot? Jesus..
  • The network printer shows “Access denied, unable to connect” in Windows?
    Then you should add

    use client driver = yes

    to the printers section of smb.conf…

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Quote of the day

December 15th, 2009 No comments

“It wasn’t your fault, [...] wasn’t your fault! If I had never been in your life..”

“Fuck you! If you hadn’t been in my life I wouldn’t be who I am. You’ve given me confidence… and the support. You’ve been the one constant – the one constantly good thing in my life!”

Dexter, s04e12.

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What is love?

November 3rd, 2009 No comments
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A bit SSL Security…

October 26th, 2009 No comments

I have moved a few services to the SSL-secured area on the webserver of develz.org. Most notably the WordPress Admin area, the Site Stats and also the new WebMail interface.

Of course I am not going to pay for an officially accepted SSL certificate. You can either accept the site certificate automatically offered to you by your webbrower or install the self-signed CA certificate which is available here.

Note about the Site Stats: Everybody who can write articles can view the stats. Just log in with the user-name and password you use for the Blog.

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Webmail interface available now!

October 26th, 2009 2 comments

Alright, alright.. I finally installed a webmail interface :)

In a short time I only had a look at three options: Horde, SquirrelMail and RoundCube

A whole framework with online-office functionality would be a bit much for simple emailing – so I decided against Horde.

And keeping up with all the exploits and problems about SquirrelMail is just too exhausting.

RoundCube it is! Nice, smooth and simple user-interface. KISS – address-book and spell-checking being the only gimmicks :D

I added a link in the Meta section on the bottom right shown after logging in to the Blog. Everyone already having a mailbox enabled can immediately log in. Anyone interested pass me a note – it just takes a few seconds to enable your access.

Enjoy!

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Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup 0.5.2 released!

October 9th, 2009 No comments

Disclaimer: These are merely the highlights, not an exhaustive list of changes.

* Fixed tiles crashes with certain resolutions.
* Fixed Mac build sometimes not finding the graphics files.
* Fixed NSLayoutManager crash with OSX.
* OSX executables no longer require installation of fink.
* DCSS now builds on FreeBSD straight out of the box.
* DCSS now uses git for version control.
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New releases incoming!

October 8th, 2009 No comments

The last 2 days have been quite busy for me and someone already noted about my absence. Sorry, Fleur :-*

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup will be releasing a minor upgrade from 0.5.1 to 0.5.2 soon. Keskitalo and me haxed together a git branch to make zips with Windows binaries of future releases cross-compiled on Debian more easy to do. Run update.sh, wait a bit, hit enter a few times… Tadaaa :) Shell scripting coupled with git haxz0ring is just awesome!

Additionally Tremulous will release a beta of 1.2 soon – after a felt decade since last release :D Seems like it will feature developer team moderated servers and this server will help providing a European point of presence. Lakitu7 and me have setup a vserver without CPU virtualization and a preliminary beta tremded.x86 is running… Let’s hope it works as expected!

Good luck to all participants for successful releases!

Career in Engineering.

October 8th, 2009 No comments

Dilbert is so right sometimes!

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Except the part about blaming, of course :D

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