Michal Čihař - Blog Archives for phpMyAdmin

F*cking MSIE

New beast called Internet Explorer 7 is not yet released, but it seems to show some of new features. They broke something in CSS and because of that text won't display in phpMyAdmin textareas. According to them it is problem in our CSS, but they won't tell where exactly. Why the hell our CSS works fine in all browsers (including MSIE 5.5 and 6) and now suddenly it is broken?

See bug report in phpMyAdmin's tracker for more info.

phpMyAdmin demo also with config auth

Upon several requests I added another demo which is configured to use config authentication, so you can again directly link subpages without need to enter login information.

While working with that I also removed 2.8.0 branch from demo and CVS snapshots as it is not maintained and updated anymore.

Source code search

Have you ever need to lookup something in source code? Most developers probably did so. I needed to lookup something in Gammu sources and I decided to setup search engine over it. I decided to use Gonzui as it looks good and was easy to setup. So if you want to find something in sources, just point your browser to gonzui.cihar.com.

Later I added also other my code (phpMyAdmin, Wammu, python-gammu, polld), so you probably want to use advanced search to limit results.

Removal of inactive developers

Marc yesterday proposed to remove inactive developers from project on sourceforge. This would clean up the list to show actual state of developers instead of everybody who contributed in past.

For past contributors there is huge credits section in documentation, so it should be enough for anybody ego ;-).

Lets see how it will evolve, at least Garvin seems to be against his removal.

I finally know what priority is

Looks like this week SourceForge finally showed me what priority and immediate words mean in their dictionary:

Subject: [ alexandria-Priority Support-1484474 ] Developer CVS down?
Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 12:34:12 -0700

Priority Support item #1484474, was opened at 2006-05-09 04:15
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including the initial issue submission, for this request,
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Category: None
Group: Immediate Fix Needed
>Status: Closed

Okay, I just cancelled my subscription, it's simply not worth of provided services.

phpMyAdmin needs developers

It's getting a bit sad, but it looks like all of us hardly find motivation and/or time to work on phpMyAdmin. There are tons of feature requests which are not being solved and nobody seems to be really interested in them. It looks like project needs fresh blood. Where to find it? Nobody contributed more patches so that he could be invited into project.

I believe there must be plenty of skilled developers using phpMyAdmin all over the world, but why they do not contribute?

2.8.1 release in demos and snapshots

As we recently started MAINT_2_8_1 branch, which will be used for 2.8.1 release, demo server and snapshots now also contains it.

Additionally CVS is switched back to anonymous service, but SourceForge promises there will be no more than 2 hours delay. This also means that CVS snapshots are again usable as CVS sources after unpacking.