Archive for September, 2005

14 Sep 2005


conflating revisions… I think that this is unneeded, and in fact probably harmful. Its not needed because (generally) if the amount of history is large enough to be of concern with todays systems, its either a very old project (i.e. coreutils with 20K revisions on its mainline (which is trivially handlable today)), or a very […]

10 Sep 2005


Theres an interesting rant on why JUnit wasn’t suitable for this guy ‘Mike’s tests, with the primary reason as I understand it that he creates X number of dynamically created tests and runs out of memory. Whilst agreeing with him – if you aren’t writing unit tests, xUnit may not be the right tool … […]

03 Sep 2005


Had fun today configuring a sid chroot in hoary: 1) cdebootstrap doesn’t setup signed package verification correctly, so it fails. 2) in the failed chroot, configure up apt with a debian sid mirror, and install cdebootstrap 3) now cdebootstrap sid sid 4) move the sid bootstrapped sid chroot back out, and then remove the temporary […]


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