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Using GNU Global for local source code indexing

Planet KDE - Fri, 2014-08-15 04:54

If you are not a fan of using an online source code searching tool like lxr.kde.org, but are still tired of grepping for a particular class or function in the KDE Frameworks (and other projects as well), you might find the GNU Global tool quite useful.

It is similar to ctags and cscope, but IMO it works nicer.

You can index your desired project (or everything at once) simply by calling gtags in the project’s root. Later, in order to incrementally update the tags files, you can just call global -u.

There are a few options when searching already indexed source tree that I find most useful:

  • no options at all :) – searches for the specified symbol definitions
  • -r – searches for usages of the specified symbol
  • --result grep – apart from listing the contained files, also prints out the line contents.

For other available options, just check out the man page.

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Hacking my way through Randa

Planet KDE - Fri, 2014-08-15 03:08

Hello! This is me, reporting from Randa KDE meetings!

I decided to go to Randa to work with the KDE Mutlimedia team on getting Phonon GStreamer 1.0 port out and to discuss future directions of Phonon. As you could figure out from Harald’s blog, my mission was successful (mostly). All the original porting work was done by Rohan Garg, Torrie Fisher and Harald Sitter, so big thanks to them! Here in Randa I was mostly fixing existing Phonon GStreamer bugs and polishing the 1.0 port to make it ready for release (had to undust my glib skills :P). An just three days ago, we pushed out first public beta. That night we also fixed a bug that made videos in Gwenview have a blue tint, but the fix is not in the beta release.

Even though it was not part of the plans for Randa, I spend all Wednesday trying to fix some issues in Plasma 5 that were too annoying for me to just continue ignoring them – so in Plasma 5.0.2 the labels in Kickoff will finally be properly centered and in Plasma 5.1 the date will return to the Digital Clock applet. I also submitted patches to add keyboard layout changer and CapsLock-on warning to the new screen locker.

I tried to avoid working on KDE PIM here, but got bribed by chocolate into fixing a specific bug related to contacts and events tags, which I started working on, but haven’t finished yet.

And now it’s time to leave. If it was up to me, I could just stay in this beautiful place all year… :-)

Many thanks to Mario and the team for organizing the Randa meetings, many thanks to sponsors who made this possible financially and finally huge round of applause to the kitchen team for preparing such delicious meals :-)

See you all in Brno in couple weeks!

I’m going to Akademy!

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Team blog: more than just a blog.

Planet KDE - Fri, 2014-08-15 03:00
Creating high quality contents takes time. A lot of people write nowadays but very few are writers. In the software industry, most of those who write very well are in the marketing side not on the technical side.
The impact of high quality contents is very high over time. Engineers and other profiles related with technology tend to underestimate this fact. When approaching the creation of contents, their first reaction is to think about the effort that takes, not the impact. Marketers have exactly on the opposite view. They tend to focus in the short term impact.
Successful organizations have something in common. They focus a lot of effort and energy in reporting efficiently across the entire organization, not just vertically but horizontally, not just internally but also externally. Knowing what other around you are doing, their goals, motivations and progress is as important as communicating results
One of the sentences that I do not stop repeating is that a good team gets further than a bunch of rock stars. I think that a collective approach to content creation provides better results in general, in the mid term, than individual ones. Specially if we consider how mainstream Free Software has become. There are so many people doing incredible things out there, it is becoming so hard to get attention....
Technology is everywhere. Everybody is interested on it. We all understand that it has a significant impact in our lives and it will have even more in the future. That doesn't mean everybody understands it. For many of us, that work in the software industry, speaking an understandable language for wider audiences do not comes naturally or simply by practising. It requires learning/training.
Very often is not enough to create something outstanding once in a while to be widely recognized. The dark work counts as much as the one that shines. The hows and whys are relevant. Reputation is not in direct relation with popularity and short term successes. Being recognized for your work is an everyday task, a mid term achievement. The good thing about reputation is that once you achieve it,  the impact of your following actions multiplies.
We need to remember that code is meant to die, to disappear, to be replaced by better code, faster code, simpler code. A lot of the work we do ends nowhere. Both facts, that are not restricted to software, mean That doesn't mean that creating that code or project was not worth it. Creating good content, helps increasing the life time of our work, specially if we do not restrict them to results.
All the above are some of the motivations that drives me to promote the creation of a team blog wherever I work. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes not, obviously.
What is a team blog for me? 
  • It is a team effort. Each post should be led by a person, an author, but created by the team.
  • It focuses on what the team/group do, not on what they will do, what they think or what they want. Why? because a team blog is way more than a promo tool, it is also a reporting one.
  • It is supported by a communication expert as editor, not just to increase the quality and potential impact of every content, but to increase the team skills as writers in a practical way.
  • It is management driven because it requires to embed it in the team processes and group dynamics. So it requires analysis, a clear goal, follow up and activation energy, specially during those moments in which the team workload is high, so writing is not perceived as a high priority. 
  • In order to ease the identification of the team with the blog and vice-versa, the promo aspects should serves the team and not the other way around. This is a key different between this action and other common marketing efforts done by every organization.
  • Selecting the right topics to write about is not a question since, as mentioned before, the team blog is about what the team is working on. The question is about when to publish them, together with the approach used to create the articles. Again, a management point of view is essential here. That view can come from different areas of the organization or within the team, but has to be there to take full advantage of the effort.
  • It feeds engineering reports. It saves time on this task in the long run.
  • If the goal of the action and the vision brought up by the editor are set up correctly, the team blog should also feeds the technical marketing and customer loyalty efforts of the organization/business unit. 
  • In the mid term, the blog serves as input for evaluating the performance/accomplishments of the team as a group, when associated with the key objectives previously defined. This is true not just from a management or customers perspective. What is more important, the team blog serves as evaluation input for the team itself too. The retrospective that this action can provide is essential for the growth of any team. 
 Core Dump I am pushing such action once more, this time at Linaro. The name of the blog is Core Dump. My presentation describes the motivations and goals that drives it. There is a talented group of professionals behind it so I hope that in just a few months we will be able to evaluate the results. I am confident we will succeed since we have every required ingredient. Agustin Benito Bethencourt (Toscalix) KDE eV and KDE Spain member Spanish Blog: http://abenitobethencourt.blogspot.com Linkedin profile: http://es.linkedin.com/in/toscalix
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Drupal 8 and iOS: GSoC 2014 : An example iOS app project status

Planet Drupal - Fri, 2014-08-15 01:56
GSoC 2014 : An example iOS app project status

Hello Drupal Community,

I and my mentor Jeff Linwood ( https://www.drupal.org/u/jefflinwood ) we are very glad to inform you that GSoC 2014 project - an example iOS application for Drupal 8 has been completed.Links to all these projects along with demo video is given below. 


DrupalRESTKit : https://github.com/vivekvpandya/DrupalRESTKit

Tips&Tricks AFNetworking : https://github.com/vivekvpandya/TipsAndTricksAFNetworkingDrupal

Tips&Tricks NSURLSessionAPI : https://github.com/vivekvpandya/TipsAndTricksCFNetworkingDrupal

Demo :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iny71Kwgn_I


As per the requirement we have demonstrated CRUD operation for content entity , login - logout , fetching data from REST export ( for view). Due to file related bug in REST module () we are unable to demonstrate CRUD on file resources. We have used AFNetworking and we have also created same project with NSURLSession API.


 We have also created a generic DrupalRESTKit it simplifies developers task for CRUD on content entity, user, and comments. And still we are improving it. Any suggestion and feature requests are welcomed. If  you are an iOS developer then you can participate too. 


We have several other ideas in mind like we want to create an iOS app that can control Drupal 8 settings and configuration like putting site on maintenance mode, approving comments , user etc.

Is you face any problem regarding iOS and Drupal 8 communication ( specially REST module ) I would like to help you please mail me at vivekvpandya@gmail.com. If you find my project useful please intimate me. 


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[Solved] Skype 4.2.x Linux : Can’t Connect | Ubuntu 12.04 / Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

LinuxPlanet - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:30
Hello All, Today Morning, I started my Laptop and Logged in to My Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS box and tried to Login in to Skype with same credentials, Skype thrown Error was “Can’t Connect”. I managed to solve this error so sharing this error’s solution which might helps you. This Error’s solution is very simple but […]
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Python Diary: A JSON version of the standard Python xmlrpclib

Planet Python - Thu, 2014-08-14 22:46

I have always loved how easy Python made it to create simple RPC services using XML-RPC. I like how dead simple the API for both an XML-RPC server and client are. Here's an example XML-RPC Server in Python:

from SimpleXMLRPCServer import SimpleXMLRPCServer # Create server server = SimpleXMLRPCServer(("localhost", 8000)) # Register a function @server.register_function def hello(name='World'): return 'Hello %s!' % name # Run the server's main loop server.serve_forever()

Accessing this service via Python couldn't be simpler:

import xmlrpclib s = xmlrpclib.ServerProxy('http://localhost:8000') print s.hello() # Outputs "Hello World!" print s.hello('XML-RPC') # Outputs "Hello XML-RPC!"

I have been using XML-RPC a lot as a result, as I build mostly everything in Python. However, the overhead of XML parsing can be daunting for larger applications that are expected to receive many requests per minute. One technology that Python seems to be lacking in it's standard library is a simple service called JSON-RPC. Luckily I recently wrote a client library that currently only works on pure socket connections, here is the source code:

# # JSON-RPC CLIENT LIBRARY inspired by the standard library xmlrpclib # # an JSON-RPC client interface for Python. # import urllib, json, socket class _Method(object): # some magic to bind an JSON-RPC method to an RPC server. # supports "nested" methods (e.g. examples.getStateName) def __init__(self, send, name): self.__send = send self.__name = name def __getattr__(self, name): return _Method(self.__send, "%s.%s" % (self.__name, name)) def __call__(self, **kwargs): return self.__send(self.__name, kwargs) class ServerProxy(object): def __init__(self, uri): protocol, uri = urllib.splittype(uri) if protocol not in ('socket',): raise IOError, 'unsupported JSON-RPC protocol' self.__host, self.__handler = urllib.splithost(uri) self.__id = 0 def __request(self, method, params): s = socket.socket(family=socket.AF_INET, type=socket.SOCK_STREAM) s.connect(urllib.splitnport(self.__host, 80)) self.__id +=1 data = {"jsonrpc": "2.0", "method": method, "id":self.__id} if params != {}: data.update({'params':params}) s.send(json.dumps(data)) resp = json.loads(s.recv(512)) s.close() return resp['result'] def __repr__(self): return '<ServerProxy for %s%s>' % (self.__host, self.__handler) __str__ = __repr__ def __getattr__(self, name): return _Method(self.__request, name)

This library works in the exact same manner as the xmlrpclib shown above, expect it connects to JSON-RPC servers, such as the XBMC Media Center software Here is how you would interface with XBMC:

# # A super simple XBMC JSON-RPC Interface for Python # Control your XBMC in a Pythonic way! # import jsonrpclib, time class XBMC(jsonrpclib.ServerProxy): def __init__(self, host, port=9090): super(XBMC, self).__init__('socket://%s:%s/' % (host, int(port))) def notification(self, title, message): return self.GUI.ShowNotification(title=title, message=message) def global_search(self, query): self.home() self.Input.Up() self.Input.Select() time.sleep(2) # Wait for keyboard on slower boxes. return self.Input.SendText(text=query) def weather(self): return self.GUI.ActivateWindow(window='weather') def home(self): return self.GUI.ActivateWindow(window='home') def favourites(self): return self.GUI.ActivateWindow(window='favourites') favorites = favourites

All of this code, plus many more, are now available on my newest bitbucket repository aptly called Python Experiments.

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Justin Mason: Links for 2014-08-14

Planet Apache - Thu, 2014-08-14 19:58
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KMyMoney – Randa wrap-up

Planet KDE - Thu, 2014-08-14 19:42

What follows is a summary by Cristian Oneț about his work on KMyMoney during the Randa Sprint. A big thanks to all those who made this happen.

I’d like to describe the state of the KMyMoney Frameworks 5 port after a week in Randa.

1. From 1,097 warnings (most of them deprecation warnings) we are down to 44 warnings.
2. From the deprecated KDELibs4Support category the only ones left to port are KDialog and KFileDialog.
3. The plugins still need to be ported (made loadable again).
4. Because of KCalendarSystem [1] (part of KDELibs4Support) which does not yet have a replacement in Qt (QCalendarSystem is planned in 5.4) we can’t move away totally from KDELibs4Support for a while so there should not hurry to remove KDE4LibsSupport (as said at 1. we only
still use a couple of classes)
5. There is still code to be fixed marked with a “TODO: port KF5″
6. We made a lot of progress on the Windows platform so that the Frameworks 5 based release should be available simultaneously on all platforms (if Windows will also get CI by that time)

That being said I would say we will be ready for Frameworks 5 right after releasing the master version (when the SEPA stuff will be merged) and creating a stable branch from it. Everyone is free to try the frameworks version and report back any issues found.

It was a lot of fun working on KMyMoney at Randa so thanks to all KMyMoney users who donated to make this happen.

In the next couple of days I’ll focus on fixing the bugs that were confirmed after the last big triage. I haven’t had time for those because of the port.

KMyMoney will be ready for the next generation of KDE awesomeness, rest assured.

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Juliana Louback: JSCommunicator 2.0 (Beta) is Live!

Planet Debian - Thu, 2014-08-14 19:06

This is the last week of Google Summer of Code 2014 - all good things must come to an end. To wrap things up, I’ve merged all my work on JSCommunicator into a new version with all the added features. You can now demo the new and improved (or at least so I hope) JSCommunicator on rtc.debian.org!

JSCommunicator 2.0 has an assortment of new add-ons, the most important new features are the Instant Messaging component and the internationalization support.

The UI has been reorganized but we are currently not using a skin for color scheme - will be posting about that in a bit. The idea is to have a more neutral look that can be easily customized and integrated with other web apps.

A chat session is automatically opened when you begin a call with someone - unless you already started a chat session with said someone. Sound alerts for new incoming messages are optional in the config file, visual alerts occur when an inactive chat tab receives a new message. Future work includes multiple user chat sessions and adapting the layout to a large amount of chat tabs. Currently it only handles 6. (Should I allow more? Who chats with more than 6 people at once? 14 year old me would, but now I just can’t handle that. Anyway, I welcome advice on how to go about this. Should we do infinite tabs or if not, what’s the cut-off?)

About internationalization, I’m uber proud to say we currently run in 6 languages! The 6 are English (default), Spanish, French, Portuguese, Hebrew and German. But one thing I must mention is that since I added new stuff to JSCommunicator, some of the new stuff doesn’t have a translation. I took care of the Portuguese translation and Yehuda Korotkin quickly turned in the Hebrew translation, but we are still missing an update for Spanish, French and German. If you can contribute, please do. There are about 10 new labels to translate, you can fix the issue here. Or if you’re short on time, shoot me an email with the translation for what’s on the right side of the ‘=’:

welcome = Welcome,

call = Call

chat = Chat

enter_contact = Enter contact

type_to_chat = type to chat…

start_chat = start chat

me = me

logout = Logout

no_contact = Please enter a contact.

remember_me = Remember me

I’ll merge it myself but I’ll be sure to add you to the authors list.

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Randa Part 1: Gwenview on Frameworks

Planet KDE - Thu, 2014-08-14 18:31

In the first few days at Randa as a coding task between meetings I took on porting one of the larger core applications to Qt5 + KF5. Having applications on Qt5 is not only important for when we make the wayland move as they can run natively but it also ups the motivation to add new features into Frameworks and move technology forwards.

I decided to take on Gwenview because the maintainer, Aurélien, is on a break from KDE and requested somebody took over the task. When I started in KDE Aurélien was one of the coders I most looked up to, so I wanted to pay back and make sure his work lived on.

The screenshot below shows Gwenview ported to KDE Frameworks 5.

Everything is now pushed to the master branch. The core loads, but there's quite a lot of warnings where we haven't ported away from the KDE4 support libraries; it's a great opportunity to get involved on some simple code fixes. Message me if you want to help out.

If anyone is else looking at porting make sure to make full use of Montel Laurent's excellent scripts in kde-dev-scripts. They make a massively painful task only slightly inconvenient.

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parallel @ Savannah: GNU Parallel 20140815alpha released

GNU Planet! - Thu, 2014-08-14 18:29

GNU Parallel 20140815alpha has been released. It is available for download at: http://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/parallel/

New in this release:

  • GNU Parallel now uses the same shell it was started from as the command shell for local jobs. So if GNU Parallel is started from tcsh it will use tcsh as its shell even if the login $SHELL is different. For remote jobs the login $SHELL will be used.
  • The whole current environment in bash can be copied by using a shell wrapper function (env_parallel).
  • --plus adds the replacement strings {+/} {+.} {+..} {+...} {..} {...} {/..} {/...}. The idea being that '+foo' matches the opposite of 'foo' and {} = {+/}/{/} = {.}.{+.} = {+/}/{/.}.{+.} = {..}.{+..} = {+/}/{/..}.{+..} = {...}.{+...} = {+/}/{/...}.{+...}
  • Bug fixes and man page updates.

GNU Parallel - For people who live life in the parallel lane.

About GNU Parallel

GNU Parallel is a shell tool for executing jobs in parallel using one or more computers. A job is can be a single command or a small script that has to be run for each of the lines in the input. The typical input is a list of files, a list of hosts, a list of users, a list of URLs, or a list of tables. A job can also be a command that reads from a pipe. GNU Parallel can then split the input and pipe it into commands in parallel.

If you use xargs and tee today you will find GNU Parallel very easy to use as GNU Parallel is written to have the same options as xargs. If you write loops in shell, you will find GNU Parallel may be able to replace most of the loops and make them run faster by running several jobs in parallel. GNU Parallel can even replace nested loops.

GNU Parallel makes sure output from the commands is the same output as you would get had you run the commands sequentially. This makes it possible to use output from GNU Parallel as input for other programs.

You can find more about GNU Parallel at: http://www.gnu.org/s/parallel/

You can install GNU Parallel in just 10 seconds with: (wget -O - pi.dk/3 || curl pi.dk/3/) | bash

Watch the intro video on http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL284C9FF2488BC6D1

Walk through the tutorial (man parallel_tutorial). Your commandline will love you for it.

When using programs that use GNU Parallel to process data for publication please cite:

O. Tange (2011): GNU Parallel - The Command-Line Power Tool, ;login: The USENIX Magazine, February 2011:42-47.


GNU sql aims to give a simple, unified interface for accessing databases through all the different databases' command line clients. So far the focus has been on giving a common way to specify login information (protocol, username, password, hostname, and port number), size (database and table size), and running queries.

The database is addressed using a DBURL. If commands are left out you will get that database's interactive shell.

When using GNU SQL for a publication please cite:

O. Tange (2011): GNU SQL - A Command Line Tool for Accessing Different Databases Using DBURLs, ;login: The USENIX Magazine, April 2011:29-32.

About GNU Niceload

GNU niceload slows down a program when the computer load average (or other system activity) is above a certain limit. When the limit is reached the program will be suspended for some time. If the limit is a soft limit the program will be allowed to run for short amounts of time before being suspended again. If the limit is a hard limit the program will only be allowed to run when the system is below the limit.

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James Duncan: Police in Ferguson break silence

Planet Apache - Thu, 2014-08-14 18:00

The day after his force was relieved of duty and control of the situation handed over to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the police chief of Ferguson announced that nothing specific went into the decision to release the name of the officer who killed Michael Brown.

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Gregor Herrmann: RC bugs 2014/13 - 2014/33

Planet Debian - Thu, 2014-08-14 16:32

perl 5.20 got uploaded to debian unstable a few minutes ago; be prepared for some glitches when upgrading sid machines/chroots in the next days, while all 557 reverse dependencies are rebuilt via binNMUs.

how does this relate to this blog post's title? it does, since during the last weeks I was mostly trying to help with the preparation of this transition. & we managed to fix quite a few bugs while they were not bumped to serious yet, otherwise the list below would be a bit longer :)

anyway, here are the the RC bugs I've worked on in the last 20 or so weeks:

  • #711614 – src:libscriptalicious-perl: "libscriptalicious-perl: FTBFS with perl 5.18: test hang"
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #711616 – src:libtest-refcount-perl: "libtest-refcount-perl: FTBFS with perl 5.18: test failures"
    build-depend on fixed version (pkg-perl)
  • #719835 – libdevel-findref-perl: "libdevel-findref-perl: crash in XS_Devel__FindRef_find_ on Perl 5.18"
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #720021 – src:libhtml-template-dumper-perl: "libhtml-template-dumper-perl: FTBFS with perl 5.18: test failures"
    mark fragile test as TODO (pgk-perl)
  • #720271 – src:libnet-jabber-perl: "libnet-jabber-perl: FTBFS with perl 5.18: test failures"
    add patch to sort hash (pkg-perl)
  • #726948 – libmath-bigint-perl: "libmath-bigint-perl: uninstallable in sid - obsoleted by perl 5.18"
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #728634 – src:fusesmb: "fusesmb: FTBFS: configure: error: Please install libsmbclient header files."
    finally upload to DELAYED/2 with patch from November (using pkg-config)
  • #730936 – src:libaudio-mpd-perl: "libaudio-mpd-perl: FTBFS: Tests errors"
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #737434 – src:libmojomojo-perl: "[src:libmojomojo-perl] Sourceless file (minified)"
    add unminified version of javascript file to source package (pkg-perl)
  • #739505 – libcgi-application-perl: "libcgi-application-perl: CVE-2013-7329: information disclosure flaw"
    upload with patch prepared by carnil (pkg-perl)
  • #739809 – src:libgtk2-perl: "libgtk2-perl: FTBFS: Test failure"
    add patch from Colin Watson (pkg-perl)
  • #743086 – src:libmousex-getopt-perl: "libmousex-getopt-perl: FTBFS: Tests failures"
    add patch from CPAN RT (pkg-perl)
  • #743099 – src:libclass-refresh-perl: "libclass-refresh-perl: FTBFS: Tests failures"
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #745792 – encfs: "[PATCH] Fixing FTBFS on i386 and kfreebsd-i386"
    use DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH to find libraries, upload to DELAYED/2
  • #746148 – src:redshift: "redshift: FTBFS: configure: error: missing dependencies for VidMode method"
    add missing build dependency, upload to DELAYED/2
  • #747771 – src:bti: "bti: FTBFS: configure: line 3571: syntax error near unexpected token `PKG_CHECK_MODULES'"
    add missing build dependency
  • #748996 – libgd-securityimage-perl: "libgd-securityimage-perl: should switch to use libgd-perl"
    update (build) dependency (pkg-perl)
  • #749509 – src:visualvm: "visualvm: FTBFS: debian/visualvm/...: Directory nonexistent"
    use override_dh_install-indep in debian/rules (pkg-java)
  • #749825 – src:libtime-parsedate-perl: "libtime-parsedate-perl: trying to overwrite '/usr/share/man/man3/Time::ParseDate.3pm.gz', which is also in package libtime-modules-perl 2011.0517-1"
    add missing Breaks/Replaces (pkg-perl)
  • #749938 – libnet-ssh2-perl: "libnet-ssh2-perl: FTBFS: libgcrypt20 vs. libcrypt11"
    upload package with fixed build-dep, prepared by Daniel Lintott (pkg-perl)
  • #750276 – libhttp-async-perl: "libhttp-async-perl: FTBFS: Tests failures"
    upload new upstream release prepared by Daniel Lintott (pkg-perl)
  • #750283 – src:xacobeo: "xacobeo: FTBFS: Tests failures when network is accessible"
    add missing build dependency (pkg-perl)
  • #750305 – src:libmoosex-app-cmd-perl: "libmoosex-app-cmd-perl: FTBFS: Tests failures"
    add patch to fix test regexps (pkg-perl)
  • #750325 – src:libtemplate-plugin-latex-perl: "libtemplate-plugin-latex-perl: FTBFS: Tests failures"
    upload new upstream releases prepared by Robert James Clay (pkg-perl)
  • #750341 – src:cpanminus: "cpanminus: FTBFS: Trying to write outside builddir"
    set HOME for tests (pkg-perl)
  • #750564 – obexftp: "missing license in debian/copyright"
    add missing license to debian/copyright, QA upload
  • #750770 – libsereal-decoder-perl: "libsereal-decoder-perl: FTBFS on various architectures"
    upload new upstream development release (pkg-perl)
  • #751044 – packaging-tutorial: "packaging-tutorial: FTBFS - File `bxcjkjatype.sty' not found."
    send a patch (updated build-depends) to the BTS
  • #751563 – src:tuxguitar: "tuxguitar: depends on xulrunner which is no more"
    do some triaging (pkg-java)
  • #752171 – src:pcp: "pcp: Build depends on autoconf"
    upload NMU prepared by Xilin Sun, adding missing build dependency
  • #752347 – highlight: "highlight: hardcodes /usr/lib/perl5"
    use executable .install file for perl library path, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #752349 – src:nflog-bindings: "nflog-bindings: hardcodes /usr/lib/perl5"
    use executable .install file for perl library path, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #752469 – clearsilver: "clearsilver: hardcodes /usr/lib/perl5"
    use executable .install file for perl library path, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #752470 – ekg2: "ekg2: hardcodes /usr/lib/perl5"
    calculate perl lib path at build time, QA upload
  • #752472 – fwknop: "fwknop: hardcodes /usr/lib/perl5"
    use $Config{vendorarch} in debian/rules, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #752476 – handlersocket: "handlersocket: hardcodes /usr/lib/perl5"
    create .install from .install.in at build time, QA upload
  • #752704 – lcgdm: "lcgdm: hardcodes /usr/lib/perl5"
    create .install from .install.in at build time, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #752705 – libbuffy-bindings: "libbuffy-bindings: hardcodes /usr/lib/perl5"
    pass value of $Config{vendorarch} to dh_install in debian/rules, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #752710 – liboping: "liboping: hardcodes /usr/lib/perl5"
    use executable .install file for perl library path, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #752714 – lockdev: "lockdev: hardcodes /usr/lib/perl5"
    use $Config{vendorarch} in debian/rules, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #752716 – ming: "ming: hardcodes /usr/lib/perl5"
    NMU with the minimal changes from the next release
  • #752799 – obexftp: "obexftp: hardcodes /usr/lib/perl5"
    calculate perl lib path at build time, QA upload
  • #752810 – src:razor: "razor: hardcodes /usr/lib/perl5"
    use $Config{vendorarch} in debian/rules, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #752812 – src:redland-bindings: "redland-bindings: hardcodes /usr/lib/perl5"
    use $Config{vendorarch} in debian/rules, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #752815 – src:stfl: "stfl: hardcodes /usr/lib/perl5"
    create .install from .install.in at build time, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #752924 – libdbix-class-perl: "libdbix-class-perl: FTBFS: Failed test 'Cascading delete on Ordered has_many works'"
    add patch from upstream git (pkg-perl)
  • #752928 – libencode-arabic-perl: "libencode-arabic-perl: FTBFS with newer Encode: Can't locate object method "export_to_level" via package "Encode""
    add patch from Niko Tyni (pkg-perl)
  • #752982 – src:libwebservice-musicbrainz-perl: "libwebservice-musicbrainz-perl: hardcodes /usr/lib/perl5"
    pass create_packlist=0 to Build.PL, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #752988 – libnet-dns-resolver-programmable-perl: "libnet-dns-resolver-programmable-perl: broken with newer Net::DNS"
    add patch from CPAN RT (pkg-perl)
  • #752989 – libio-callback-perl: "libio-callback-perl: FTBFS with Perl 5.20: alternative dependencies"
    versioned close (pkg-perl)
  • #753026 – libje-perl: "libje-perl: FTBFS with Perl 5.20: test failures"
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #753038 – libplack-test-anyevent-perl: "libplack-test-anyevent-perl: FTBFS with Perl 5.20: alternative dependencies"
    versioned close (pkg-perl)
  • #753057 – libinline-java-perl: "libinline-java-perl: broken symlinks when built under perl 5.20"
    fix symlinks to differing paths in perl 5.18 vs. 5.20 (pkg-perl)
  • #753144 – src:net-snmp: "net-snmp: FTBFS on kfreebsd-amd64 - 'struct kinfo_proc' has no member named 'kp_eproc'"
    add patch from Niko Tyni, upload to DELAYED/5, later reschedules to 0-day with maintainer's approval
  • #753214 – src:license-reconcile: "license-reconcile: FTBFS: Tests failures"
    make (build) dependency versioned (pkg-perl)
  • #753237 – src:libcgi-application-plugin-ajaxupload-perl: "libcgi-application-plugin-ajaxupload-perl: Tests failures"
    make (build) dependency versioned (pkg-perl)
  • #754125 – libimager-perl: "libimager-perl: FTBFS on s390x"
    close bug, package builds again after libpng upload (pkg-perl)
  • #754691 – src:libio-interface-perl: "libio-interface-perl: FTBFS on kfreebsd-*: invalid storage class for function 'XS_IO__Interface_if_flags'"
    add patch which adds a missing } (pkg-perl)
  • #754993 – libdevice-usb-perl: "libdevice-usb-perl: FTBFS with newer Inline(::C)"
    workaround an Inline bug in debian/rules
  • #755028 – src:libtk-tablematrix-perl: "libtk-tablematrix-perl: hardcodes /usr/lib/perl5"
    use $Config{vendorarch} in debian/rules, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #755324 – src:pinto: "pinto: FTBFS: Tests failures"
    add patch to "use" required module (pkg-perl)
  • #755332 – src:libdevel-nytprof-perl: "libdevel-nytprof-perl: FTBFS: Tests failures"
    mark failing tests temporarily as TODO (pkg-perl)
  • #757754 – obexftp: "obexftp: FTBFS: format not a string literal and no format arguments [-Werror=format-security]"
    add patch with format argument, QA upload
  • #757774 – src:libwx-glcanvas-perl: "libwx-glcanvas-perl: hardcodes /usr/lib/perl5"
    build-depend on new libwx-perl (pkg-perl)
  • #757855 – libwx-perl: "libwx-perl: embeds exact wxWidgets version, needs stricter dependencies"
    use virtual package provided by alien-wxwidgets (pkg-perl)
  • #758127 – src:libwx-perl: "libwx-perl: FTBFS on arm*"
    report and try to debug new build failure (pkg-perl)

p.s.: & now, go & enjoy the new perl 5.20 features :)

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Mountains, Multimedia, and Cheese

Planet KDE - Thu, 2014-08-14 15:51

The last day of KDE’s Randa Sprint 2014 is almost over and boy am I exhausted.

The awesome multimedia crew processed some 220 bugs in Phonon, KMix and Amarok. We did a Phonon 4.8 beta release allowing Linux distributions to smoothly transit to a newer version of GStreamer. We started writing a new PulseAudio based volume control Plasma widget as well as a configuration module to allow feature richer and more reliable volume control on systems with PulseAudio available.

In the non-multimedia area I discussed my continuous packaging integration plans with people to work out a suitable workflow. Certain planned improvements to KDE’s CI process make me very confident that in the not too distant future distributions will be able piggyback onto KDE’s CI and create daily integration builds in their regular build environments.

Many great things await!

‘A Spaceship’ by Rohan Garg
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KDE Randa Meetings 2014 - The End

Planet KDE - Thu, 2014-08-14 15:36

Everything, good or bad, reaches to an end. So will do the KDE Randa Meetings 2014 in a few hours.

I can't say all the great stuff that has happened here the last few days, but i'll try to summarize:
* The book is looking great and something that would help us grow
* api.kde.org got some love and more to come in the future.
* Planning on making life easier for newbies trying to compile and contribute patches
* KF5 ports of lots of programs in progress
* Lots of planning on automating tasks
* GCompris being more KDE
* Bugfixing everywhere
* Awesome people all around

Thanks to everyone that donated in the Randa 2014 fund-raiser.

Thanks Mario for such a beautiful event.

And of course, do not forget about the next big KDE event you should to attend: AKADEMY 2014 in 3 weeks!

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KDE Usability @ Akademy

Planet KDE - Thu, 2014-08-14 15:27

I’m always excited to go to Akademy, but this year even more so than in previous years!

The reason for this is that I’m going to finally meet at least two guys whom I consider friends by now (Jens Reuterberg and Andrew Lake) in person for the first time ever!

But not only I m excited, everyone who is interested in usability should be, because we have quite a few things planned for you:

  • Björn Balazs will be doing a lightning talk Sunday morning about how to bridge the gap between the KDE community and our users.
  • In the afternoon, I will sneak into Jens Reuterberg’s talk on “The Designer and its habits” to present my idea of integrating one designer into each KDE project (I call them “resident designers”).
  • From Monday through Thursday, I’ve declared Room 3 as the “User Interface Design Room”. There you will find at almost any time at least one usability expert and one visual designer who will help you with all steps of human-centered design for your project, from the first step of creating a vision for your project, to creating a user research profile, down to the details of how to design a specific part of the user interface. Come to us, we’re all yours!
  • On Monday morning, we will also discuss how to proceed further from the ideas Björn presented during his talk, and in the afternoon we will discuss what developers and designers want and need from the KDE Human Interface Guidelines, so come join us to provide your input!

You can find all the details in the conference program and BoF schedule.

I am sure that Akademy will be crazy productive as always, looking forward to meeting you all in Brno!

Filed under: KDE
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Metal Toad: Drupal 7 Form API: Using #states with multiple conditionals (AND, OR and XOR)

Planet Drupal - Thu, 2014-08-14 14:53

I've been playing with D7 forms lately and have found #states to be somewhat challenging due to lack of documentation on Form API page.
I've poked around a bit and decided to write a blog with my findings in case someone else is in need of this info down the road.
If you are looking for a robust solution for conditional fields, I would suggest looking into conditional fields.

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[GSOC] OTR support for KTp – current state

Planet KDE - Thu, 2014-08-14 13:57

Despite some twists and obstacles I have finally managed to implement decent OTR support for KTp as my GSOC project. Now you can have encrypted conversations along with other features:

  • three ways of peer authentication
  • OTR policy settings
  • management of known fingerprints
  • per account private key generation

When it comes to the insides, there is a completely separate DBus service responsible for the entire encryption and providing access to the settings. When explicitly called it starts acting as a proxy on a given channel. KTp itself is only responsible for turning it on and reflecting the new functionality in its GUI. Thanks to such approach support for OTR can be relatively easy adapted in other client applications living in the Telepathy’s ecosystem too.

Here is some short demo presenting the changes I have made. It shows the conversation between the two clients: KTp on the left and Pidgin on the right. On the top you can see Google Talk web client recording all exchanged messages.

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Dries Buytaert: Drupal.com refresh launched

Planet Drupal - Thu, 2014-08-14 13:52
Topic: Drupal

Back in the early days of Drupal, Drupal.com looked like this:

Drupal.com as launched in 2005.

On August 14 2009, I relaunched Drupal.com to replace the oh-so-embarrassing placeholder page. The 2009 re-launch turned Drupal.com into a better spotlight for Drupal. It wasn't hard to beat the white page with a Druplicon logo.

Drupal.com as launched in 2009.

What was a good spotlight five years ago though is no longer a good spotlight today. Five years later, Drupal.com didn't do Drupal justice. It didn't really explain what Drupal is, what you can use Drupal for, and more. Along with sub-optimal content, the site wasn't optimized for mobile use either.

Today, exactly five years later to the day, I'm excited to announce that I relaunched Drupal.com again:

Redesigning Drupal.com to make it more useful and current has been one of my New Year's resolutions for a number of years now. And as of today, I can finally strike that off my list.

The new Drupal.com has become richer in its content; you'll find a bit more information about Drupal to help people understand what Drupal is all about and how to get started with Drupal. On a desktop, on a tablet, on a phone, the site has become much easier to navigate and read.

I believe the new Drupal.com is a much better, more relevant showcase for Drupal. The goal is to update the site more regularly and to keep adding to it. My next step is to add more use cases and to include short demo videos of both the Drupal backend as well as the showcases. Drupal.com will become an increasingly helpful resource and starting point for people who are evaluating Drupal.

The changes are not limited to content and look; Drupal.com also has a new engine as the site was upgraded from Drupal 6 to Drupal 8 alpha (don't try this at home). We're using Drupal 8 to push the boundaries of site building and responsive design and to uncover bugs and usability issues with Drupal 8. Because we're using an alpha version of Drupal 8, things might not function perfectly yet. We’d still love to hear feedback from designers and front end developers on how it’s working.

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Lars Heinemann: Improved server adapters for JBoss Fuse Tooling

Planet Apache - Thu, 2014-08-14 13:43
Today I'd like to share some information regarding the upcoming changes to the server adapters in JBoss Fuse Tooling.

In the versions up to what is included in JBoss Tools Integration Stack 4.1.5 the adapters could only do start and stop the server and connect to the servers Karaf Shell via SSH. All the publishing / deploy logic was split all over several views and perspectives and that isn't a good user experience at all - so we decided to give that part some more love.

Deployment / PublishingIn the upcoming version we abandoned all the existing deployment bits and concentrate the deployment in the view where it belongs to...the Servers view. We are now using the standard publishing functions of the Eclipse servers view to deploy projects to servers. That can be done via the Add/Remove context menu item on each server node. You will see a dialog like this:

In that dialog you can deploy / undeploy projects you have in your workspace. If the server is running and you checked the automatic publish option in the servers properties then the deployment / removal will be done right after you finish that dialog. Also if you do changes to the project in your workspace it will be republished automatically if enabled in the settings. Once the project is deployed you can see it below the servers node in the server view like this:

The context menu for the module node will provide actions for starting / stopping and removing the module from the server.

That's easy deployment now, isn't it?

What else?That was not the only improvement!

Improved New Server WizardThe wizard for creating a new server has been improved. You can now download all the supported servers and you will be provided a progress bar for that download too. Your passwords for the servers are now stored encrypted inside the Eclipse secure storage. And finally you can now download the JBoss Fuse servers too which was not possible in the past because of some restrictions of the JBoss Portal.

Updated Server AdaptersWe updated the server adapters for Apache Karaf, Apache ServiceMix and JBoss Fuse to contain the latest versions available. We also added a new adapter for Fabric8 Karaf servers.

Server Debug SupportYes, finally you will be able to add breakpoints to your Java classes and debug your projects on the server...it's coming soon!

JMX supportYou can now enable JMX content for the servers view which will give you access to the MBeans and additional nodes available via JMX. No more need to switch to the JMX view for that!

Want to try out the new stuff? Check out our nightly update site for Eclipse Luna but remember it's NOT a stable release in that site!

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