21 Oct 2003 shlomif   » (Master)

GIMP Lecture at Telux

I gave a lecture about the GIMP on Sunday to the Tel Aviv Linux club. It went pretty well, but there were few people there (less than the previous lecture). Some things sparked a bit of discussion, like whether Graphic Artists can learn the GIMP Scripting or do they need something more foolproof.

After the lecture I talked to two guys. One of them was a system administrator in a high school who converted some of the server infrastructure there to Linux, and wanted to conduct an experiment to see if development could be taught there.

Quad-Pres Hacking

I released a new stable version of Quad-Pres, with some critical bug-fixes. The problem was that upload did not work, because of a leftover file which was revamped without proper modifications to the rest of the code. So, I added some tests and now have some items on my pressing to-do list.

Rub-a-dub-dub Translation

It's finished! Did not take too long at all, but maybe the article was just short. I have applied some corrections by going over the translated text. Now I'm looking for someone to go over the translation and copy-edit it.

Setting up ViewCVS for Subversion

I wanted to set up ViewCVS for the Subversion repository. So I read the install file of ViewCVS from the CVS, and followed it. The first problem I encountered was that the Python SWIG bindings of Subversion refused to install. I received a hint in response, which led me to a solution. (an explicit make install-swig-py-lib command)

Then I installed and configured the ViewCVS config files and they refused to work due to an unfound module error. Turns out the problem was that Apache did not pass the PYTHONPATH environment variable to the CGI scripts. After RTFMing, I found a solution: a simple "PassEnv" directive.

Then it worked, but I'm not sure that it traced files across copies. I may try Chia-Ling Kao's SVN::Web script later on.

Haifux Welcome-to-Linux Preparation Meeting

We held a meeting in preparation for the "Welcome to Linux" series. kilmo was there as he returned from abroad, and I was surprised to see him there. Here is the summary of the meeting which I took down.


Studies are beginning tomorrow. I have to get up early to catch the bus, which should arrive a while before the first lecture.

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