Michal Čihař - Blog Archives for English

CIA taken over

When migrating tags from Bazaar to Subversion, I generated lots of commits. When I did that, I didn't realise, that CIA will count all my tagging as commit and I will become most active author and Wammu will read 6th position among most active projects. Anyway this has just happened and maybe it will advertise Wammu a bit.

But don't expect that I or my projects will reappear there in near future ;-).

Migration to Subversion completed

Today last batch of Wammu and python-gammu has been converted to Subversion. It was almost painless, it only required lot of CPU time. All project pages should now link to Subversion repositories and snapshots. Also all projects now have publicly available statistics on http://www.ohloh.net and http://cia.vc.

Unfortunately for python-gammu and Wammu are statistics a bit messed up - for Wammu ohloh didn't find license header, which is in almost every file, in python-gammu, doc string comments are not counted as being comments, so without it project has obviously to low comments ratio.

Anyway I was quite impressed by code grow of Wammu in last half year, because I still thing I don't have enough time for Wammu. However if their stats are true, the code amount grows quite fast in last months.

How could I ever work without *-buildpackage?

I was always a bit afraid to try those complex tools, but now with switch to subversion, I decided to give it a try. And it payed off. Now package management is much easier and everything is recorded in VCS. Yes I could do it with previously used bazaar too, but VCS migration was the latest impulse which made me try it. Now I can only thank to people who invented these tools.

Ancient ruins found

…and imported into subversion. Today I walked over some older stuff in my CVS repository, I decided to import them also to subversion.

The only major unpublished thing there is Wessie. It was supposed to be modular publishing system written in PHP. However I lost interest in improving this during time and it was used only on two real life projects - one is site about Alcatel phones, which is still alive, the other one was our semester project for software engineering, which is now dead.

Anyway maybe somebody will find the sources useful, so feel free to do with sources whatever GNU GPL permits :-).

Gammu switched to Subversion

As continuation of migration to Subversion, Gammu now also uses Subversion as version control. This is now pretty standard version control system, so you can easily use latest development source.

Besides this, using Subversion brings us possibility to use various free services to work with this repository.

If you want to follow development, you can use RSS feeds on CIA.vc. For code statistics hungry people, there is Ohloh service, which directly analyses repository.

There might be also other useful tools, if you want some integration, just tell me.

New subversion repositories

I finally managed to migrate some things to Subversion from Bazaar. This does not yet include Gammu related things (Gammu, python-gammu and Wammu), because they are more tricky to migrate.

However all Debian packaging now can be handled using svn-buildpackage, which makes things a bit easier. Also smaller projects like Ukolovnik, polld and dictionary converter have been migrated.

You can see list of repositories at http://svn.cihar.com/, where is also link to web based browser.

Please note that repositories might change in future, because everything is not yet completely settled down.

Sound-Juicer and MP3

I always wondered why there is no possiblity to create MP3 from Sound-Juicer. I expected it is some patent issue, but I have all lame stuff installed and expect things in GNOME to just work.

Unfortunately this is not the case, but Google works always and Jacob Emcken wrote down his configuration, so setup was quite easy. Thanks!

Converting to Subversion

After more playing with Tailor, I managed to hack it enough to convert my Arch repositories to Subversion. Move from distributed to non distributed VCS migth look as step backwards, but I have pretty good reasons for this:

  • Subversion is widely used and there is big chance that potential contributor will know how to use it. This lowers barrier for contributing (especially when compared to current Arch/Bazaar).
  • Subversion sucks much less than CVS which is other well known VCS.
  • If I want to work distributed I can still use Bazaar-NG with foreign branch features.

The conversion is currently on the way and will probably need some time (about half of Gammu revisions have been converted so far).

python-gammu documentation up to date

Today I noticed, that documentation for python-gammu is not up to date, because I completely forgot to update it since 0.13 release.

Well anything what has to be done manually sucks, so I scripted automatic generating of this documentation, so it should always be up to date with current development snapshot.

BTW: Anybody know how to document constructor of class implemented in C using EpyDoc? I didn't manage to find way for this.