Michal Čihař - Blog Archives for English

NanoBlogger customisations

When I looked for blog system to use, I have looked to various systems. From big ones like Wordpress to small ones like NanoBlogger. At the end I ended with NanoBlogger, because it looked more suitable for my needs.

However I still needed some customizations to make it work exactly how I want. First was to enable experimental titpe-based links. This makes links look better and people (and search engines) can see from link what is the entry about. Besides uncommenting some parts of code commented with experimental title-based links, there was needed little change to archive generator to make correct links for previous/next entries.

Next think I wantes was RSS feed list for categories on main pages. This is needed as many people will be interested only in some parts of this blog. This part is a bit hacky and I choose simple way to do this by only changing parts in category links.

Last thing is listing which is included on other pages like pma.cihar.com. This part only uses existing code and doesn't really add anything new except two tempates for it.

Now I enjoy NanoBlogger and hopefully it will last some time :-). If you want to use same customization, patch is available here.

phpMyAdmin themes snapshots

Do you want to use recent themes in your phpMyAdmin from snapshot? Now you have a chance! Snapshots are now generated for all active branches and also for themes. You can grab them here.

Downloads over FTP

Donwload server dl.cihar.com is now available also over ftp. If you want to mirror some content, FTP is more suited for such thing. I might ever block your access to HTTP, if your mirrorer will be too aggressive.

Wammu in Debian

Finally it went through long NEW queue and it has been accepted!

Subject: wammu_0.13-1_i386.changes ACCEPTED
From: Debian Installer <installer@ftp-master.debian.org>
To: Michal Čihař <michal@cihar.com>
Date: Tue, 02 May 2006 08:49:56 -0700

Accepted:
wammu_0.13-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/w/wammu/wammu_0.13-1.diff.gz
wammu_0.13-1.dsc
  to pool/main/w/wammu/wammu_0.13-1.dsc
wammu_0.13-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/w/wammu/wammu_0.13-1_all.deb
wammu_0.13.orig.tar.gz
  to pool/main/w/wammu/wammu_0.13.orig.tar.gz
Announcing to debian-devel-changes@lists.debian.org
Closing bugs: 326710

Thank you for your contribution to Debian.

Mantis and new MySQL

I just moved Mantis serving bugs.cihar.com to this host and upgraded it also to latest stable version. However it still doesn't deal correctly with recent MySQL. I have no idea why all those PHP application guys ignore charset features in MySQL.

So if you want to use non ASCII chars in Mantis with recent MySQL and you need to modify core/adodb/drivers/adodb-mysql.inc.php and add at the end of _connect and _pconnect funcions code to set connection charset:

mysql_query('SET NAMES \'utf8\'', $this->_connectionID);

phpMyAdmin demo server has themes

I just updated demo server to avoid gap between current development code and demo caused by long anonymous CVS outage on sourceforge.

As special bonus HEAD demo now contains all themes which are available on phpMyAdmin site, enjoy various colours of phpMyAdmin! (Please note that not all themes are up to date with current code, so something might not look perfectly.)

English-Czech dictionary daily builds

I started to generate daily builds from GNU/FDL Anglicko-Český slovník for StarDict. Largest difference compared to previous version is that now StarDict version is generated directly from source word list (previous was done from dict dictionaries) using my own convertor.

The convertor is for now available only in Arch repostiory as slovnik2stardict--devel--1 (or browsable via ArchZoom).

You can download builds from download server (latest tarball, approx 4MiB), Debian users can use non-free section on debian.cihar.com.

Debian repository change

As result of reorganisation, my Debian repository structure has been changed. Correct sources.list lines are now following:

deb http://debian.cihar.com/ unstable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://debian.cihar.com/ unstable main contrib non-free

Please also note that Gammu is already in Debian unstable and testing, so you can use version from there. I usually use this repository as place where my sponsor downloads source packages, so new version appear here sooner than in Debian archive (this is especially true when packages needs to go through NEW queue).

This repository contains all packages for i386 and amd64 architectures. You can browse their list on debian.cihar.com.