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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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