Recent blog entries for iddekingej

What is this? New opensource os from google:

Fuchsia

Today I started to develop a gui(Qt) for managing lxc containers Here


I stumbled over a problem that the program hangs after trying to start a container. After some research I discovered that QT is the culprit.

The problem is that lxc is forking the process twice and that messes up QT.

I solved this by forking the process before QApplication starts and listing to a pipe for start command. Inside the forked process the lxc container is started. Works fine so far.

It took me some hours to find this out




When slashdot was a hub for news and foss discussion.


Interview with Timothy Lord (last of the early Slashdot editors)

I'm doing now

  • Writing a program for displaying infromation about block devices, raid etc.. for linux : bdgui
  • And a gui program that displays open files for linux ofgui

Started new opensource project:Avdms . I started a half year ago, but today I made it public available.

6 Feb 2005 (updated 6 Feb 2005 at 08:47 UTC) »
Elaya project

Many bugs fixed, more or less stable again. I try to get it work on WinXP/Win98. Hopefull new release in 2 months

11 Jan 2005 (updated 11 Jan 2005 at 20:40 UTC) »

Microsoft get the facts campain:

At micrsoft.com There is a German text about "Der Papierhersteller Koehler AG" (Produces paper) who migrated to windows (64bit) and Sap/R3 the microsoft . The text ( here) suggest they choosen for microsoft instead of linux. because only microsoft can garantuee security and investement guarantee for scalability.
But in the article here at computer worche the CFO of the company sais that when they had Unix knowledge in house that is wasn't usefull to go with windows strategy.

14 Nov 2004 (updated 14 Nov 2004 at 10:41 UTC) »
MSAccess
Currently i'm working on a program wich converts msaccess to another system , for example php etc..
Got the first result, some output for reports.

I don't know if something exists, but i think it is a nice intellectual challenge to do. I haven't used mdb tools also for making the task even more diffecult. But finding the file structure was really easier as expected. It only took me 3 weeks.
Yesterday I got some first output from the report conversion. It is not much, only 10% is implemented.
At home I don't have msaccess. So I needed to download mdb files from the internet and just uses a hex viewer.

O yes: It runs under linux, so no micrsoft software is used. No Msaccess or odbc is needed.


Note:code is not published yet,....

Elaya
Didn't do verry much with it this month. To bussy with the access project... shall do something again tomorrow.



Oh yes:
Get Firefox

23 Oct 2004 (updated 23 Oct 2004 at 15:02 UTC) »
bcrash

Today I continued with mine browser crashing program. I reworte it with php and postgresql. It should be installed at a web server and the just point your browser to the php script. The php script creates a random html page and after 500ms it reloads the page and display another html file until it crashed. There is also a script for automtic restarting the browser after a crash

The script was successfull with firefox, it crashed a couple of times.

The files can bedownloaded here

Note: This is a quick hack. Maybe it doesn't work or damages your computer.

Linux Advocacy
Today the server arived. A nice 3 GHZ Xeon /1GByte and a large giga sized mega-raid.Installation went fine.

I helped the sys admin to install linux (FC2 with KDE). He was verry
possetive and thought that is was really similar to windows.
(In the possitive way I think). The server is used as a database server (with Postgres).
Firefox
Donated 30$ for the ad campaign.
I read about a article about crashing browser because of mallformet html pages.
I wrote a little C program wich produce a file with random text and tags. It is 100% invalid html code, and I hoped (grinn) to crash firefox and mozilla.
But that didn't happen, instead it produced sometimes nice looking html pages. At the end it proves that a random generator can produce a better web site than Yahoo.

You can try, the source is available here

compile: gcc chk.c -o chk

run: ./chk <filename>

eg ./chk o.htm

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