Archive for August, 2005

30 Aug 2005

29Aug05

James, when you compared configs/aliases, did you know about the ‘config-manager’ package? Its in debian, and install a command ‘cm’ which reads bazaar format configs or can be piped into it through standard in. Config-manager supports configuration creation and introspection for tla, CVS and Subversion. I’m part way through a rewrite of config-manager into python. […]


29 Aug 2005

29Aug05

fuzzyBSc – I really suggest not adding arbitrary methods to HTTP. Its standard practice for firewalls to take a deny unknown approach to handling unknown methods. I think a more useful way of looking at HTTP methods and urls is from a message passing point of view: GET = pass a query message to the […]


29 Aug 2005

29Aug05

Stewart – dell hardware may suck … but what about samsung hardware with dell service ? Thats what my Dell X1 is, and I love it.


28 Aug 2005

28Aug05

I went to the nsw annual CodeCon in the weekend, which was fantastic. While there we talked about everything from making an open source project flourish thru what makes a good sample rate converter – and how to prove it. I had been planning to give a rant^Wtalk about how folk should extend unittest in […]


22 Aug 2005

21Aug05

Luis: it is a concern. I wasn’t trying to say its not a concern – of course its something to think about. I’m saying that the net effect is easier returning of changes, rather than a net effect of easier-forked and not-merging code. I completely agree that it is a social phenomenon that we’re dealing […]


22 Aug 2005

21Aug05

There seems to be a strong persistent meme that distributed VCS’s – Bazaar/Cogito/Montone et al – make it easier for people to fork projects and not return changes. I.e. to have ‘my libxml2′. I think its important to note that people do this already, easily, by simply doing svn co svn://host/trunk. That is immediately a […]


21 Aug 2005

21Aug05

Well, back at work aftersome much needed leave. Just before returning I attended the local Twisted Sprint, which was a great deal of fun. Amongst the things achieved are documentation improvements, a TDD variation of the finger example (which needs tidying up and human text to be put in the documentation), discussion of barriers to […]



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