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The project 'gnoped' that I started working I'm declaring as dead. It was aimed to be a GNOME-compliant editor for PHP files / Websites with an integrated debugger. With *speed* in mind. I've officially shot it's bits into the bucket, because I found Screem. It's almost everything I wanted in a project minus the debugger. It's got some sort of plugin arch, so I may look at writing a plugin to handle some "stuff" from PEAR's APD module. Nothing definative has been thought on that yet though, just a bunch of high-level thinking.


Well, the good news is I finally got the mail services up for all the work domains. I wish it were under better circumstances, I was *NOT* prepared for our previous provider to cut our line off.

But now i've got my Courier-IMAP + MySQL + SquirrelMail + Amavis + SpamAssassin setup running for all of the domains. I am hoping to convince the boss soon to drop the Exchange Server, I really hate having to use fetchmail just to dump mail from the DMZ into the LAN's Exchange Server (but there's nofsckingway i'm putting that NT box out on the 'net.

http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2004-May/msg00104.html :



<rh_pr> We are announcing Red Hat Project! A community-based


<oss_crowd> rh_pr: Neat.

<rh_dev> rh_pr: Uh... I'm not ready.

* rh_pr is away: promoting rhel

<oss_crowd> rh_dev: what do we do?

<rh_dev> oss_crowd: I'm not sure.

<rh_legal> rh_dev: don't do anything until I say it's ok.

<oss_crowd> rh_dev: what can we do to help with Red Hat Project?

<rh_dev> oss_crowd: uh... file bugs and help test things.

<oss_crowd> rh_dev: didn't we always do that?

<rh_sales> hey, all, if you really want a stable system, don't use

fedora project. It will eat your brane. Buy RHEL instead.

<rh_dev> rh_sales: stfu

--- rh_pr removes voice from rh_sales

<fedora_us> hey, all, check out our neat community-driven system for

red hat development

<oss_crowd> fedora_us: ooooh!

<rh_pr> fedora_us: I like your name

--- fedora_rh joined the channel

<rh_legal> much better

<rh_pr> We are announcing Fedora Project! A community-driven


<oss_crowd> rh_pr: Neat!

* fedora_rh waves

<fedora_us> I'm not dead yet.

<fedora_rh> fedora_us: don't confuse things.

<fedora_us> fedora_rh: does this mean we're merging?

<fedora_rh> fedora_us: maybe

<rh_legal> fedora_rh: don't do anything until I say it's ok.

--- fedora_us joined #limbo

<oss_crowd> fedora_rh: so, what can we do to help?

<fedora_rh> oss_crowd: uh... file bugs and help test things.

<oss_crowd> sigh... didn't we always do that?

<fedora_rh> oss_crowd: I know, let's all go in the circle and say our


* oss_crowd goes in the circle and says their names. This

lasts several months.

<fedora_rh> So, there will be the following features in the next

release of Fedora Core.

<oss_crowd> Uh... Hold on. Who gets to decide?

<rh_sales> We do. That stuff will be neato for RHEL-4.

<oss_crowd> MMkay, then. When do _we_ get to suggest things?

<fedora_rh> oss_crowd: feel free to talk among yourselves.

* oss_crowd talks among themselves about new features.

<fedora_rh> btw, feature X will be disabled in the release.

* oss_crowd glares at fedora_rh

<oss_crowd> fedora_rh: nice of you to tell us while we were sitting

here talking.

<rh_dev> oss_crowd: sorry, it's just not happening.

<oss_crowd> rh_dev: when do we get to decide what's happening?

<rh_dev> oss_crowd: Dunno, I'll ask rh_legal

<rh_legal> rh_dev: ugh, /msg me

<rh_sales> rh_dev: let's not do anything rash here.

* fedora_us gets tired of sitting in #limbo

<oss_crowd> fedora_rh: I want to see more of the "community" part of

the whole "community-based" thing

<oss_crowd> rh_dev: how about at least a publicly accessible CVS/SVN


<rh_dev> oss_crowd: Yeah, that would be cool.

<oss_crowd> rh_dev: finally, some movement. When is that going to be


* rh_dev is away: talking to rh_legal

* oss_crowd tries to occupy themselves and do things like

fedoranews and fedorapeople.

<oss_crowd> Uh... ping?

<fedora_uh> oss_crowd: what's up?

<oss_crowd> fedora_rh: We're feeling kinda useless. What exactly is our

role, again?

<fedora_rh> oss_crowd: well, it would be really helpful if you could

test some things and file the bugs.

<oss_crowd> fedora_rh: ugh. We ALWAYS did that.

* oss_crowd begins to wonder what exactly is the purpose of


<fedora_rh> oss_crowd: it's the open-development, proving-grounds for

new technology component of Red Hat, as opposed to RHEL.

<rh_sales> Told ya it'll eat your brane.

--- rh_pr kicks rh_sales from the channel (you're a dolt)

<oss_crowd> fedora_rh: so, let me get this straight. Effectively, you

want us to download the packages you release, test things,

file bugs, and submit patches.

<fedora_rh> oss_crowd: Sure, why not?

<oss_crowd> ...but when it comes to things like features, direction of

the project, and which software to include in the

distribution, it's the decision of Red Hat?

* fedora_rh is away: I AM RH

<fedora_us> I'm still not dead.

<oss_crowd> fedora_rh: How is that different from how things were

before the whole "publicly-supported distribution" thing?

<oss_crowd> rh_dev: where is that long-promised public CVS/SVN repo?

<rh_dev> dunno, talk to fedora_rh

<fedora_rh> oss_crowd: look, such things don't happen in a week, ok?

<oss_crowd> IT'S BEEN A YEAR!

--- rh_sales joined the channel


<oss_crowd> /mode +b rh_sales

--- You're not ops in here.

<oss_crowd> figures

--- END IRC LOG ---

The instructions are: Grab the nearest book, open it to page 23, find the 5th sentence, post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

The modules listed in the definition are below the directory.

Hmm, i wonder why the CVS Pocket Reference had to be the closets book.

If you're setting up DNS you need to visit www.bind9.net/. You just have to.


A little kernel config... a little /etc/fstab tweak... a lot of searching as to why /dev/psaux wouldn't work in my XF86Config [but for some reason /dev/mouse does] and I'm now up on Kernel 2.6.5 :) Yay me!

DNS Report is a nice tool. I need to see if I can find a simliar tool's source code available. I've seen ZoneCheck but it's setup seems a tad bit extensive for an application that just does some DNS queries.

Got my paypal account verified. Maybe I can convince someone to give me money now ;p

As if being struck down with the flu wasn't bad enough; a miscommunication [as far as I can gather at least] promoted my week to 'hellweek'. The migration to the new T1 line came a tad bit sooner than planed. In fact, I wasn't even 25% ready for migrating all of the DNS/Mail/Web servers from the old IP range to the new one when Southwestern Bell decided to shutdown our internet link. I'm still under the gun getting services up and running, but some stuff is just going to take time.

Needless to say, I havent had time to go to the bathroom much less work on any extra-circicular activites (i.e. GNOME).

Well, not too much coding happened today; however, I got my T1's installed. Got a T1 for voice and T1 for data. Hopefully this is going to be the cure for VPN slowness. Afterall, think of 3 remote offices all sharing the same 256k uplink, with the web traffic and mail traffic. The downstream is comparable to the DSL we had before, but what r0x0rs is the upstream.

I also fought tooth and nail with network solutions. I have to admit, it has gotten easier to make changes to their stuff, but it's still a helluva lot harder than it should be, and god forbid if the previous contact has passed.

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