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Suitable maintained password manager ? hard to find

I’ve been using FPM (Figaro Password Manager) for quite some time with entire satisfaction. However, it relies on unmaintained technology, (Gnome 1.x I think), and will be removed from lenny, so I envision to switch to another more recent tool … Continue reading

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Exemple pris pour “Collaboration avec les projets libres” : 75 jours pour qu’un fix d’une ligne arrive dans Debian testing

Dans les slides de présentation du papier : “Collaboration avec des projets libres – enjeux, difficultés et bonnes pratiques” j’illustrais le fait que dans le libre, il est parfois très facile de corriger un bug (en l’espèce d’1 ligne à … Continue reading

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Papier : “Collaboration avec des projets libres – enjeux, difficultés et bonnes pratiques” (JRES 2007)

Nous avons écrit un article en vue d’une présentation aux JRES 2007 sur le sujet de la collaboration entre les organisations et les projets libres, essayant de dresser un panorama rapide des meilleures pratiques en la matière. Voici l’abstract : … Continue reading

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Password-less unattended CVS+SSH sessions

You may have the need some day to issue CVS commands (same stands for SVN I think) using the SSH connection (such as CVS_RSH=ssh and so on) in a crontab. The problem may be that you need to type a … Continue reading

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Selecting from multiple X configurations (layouts) automatically at GDM startup or at boot

I’m trying to use different configurations on my laptop : standard linux kernel with proprietary nvidia driver and Xen to allow developping/testing in a hosted dom-U Debian distro, in which case I switch back to the libre nv driver When … Continue reading

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Making A0 posters on GNU/Linux and previewing printout

We’re going to present PicoForge at the JRES 2007 congress, with an A0 poster. I’ve been trying to make one with GNU/Linux of course, but it’s not been an easy task. My main concern was to be able to preview … Continue reading

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RDF RAP PHP library packaged for Debian

I’ve made some Debian packages for the PHP library RAP, which contains RDF tools. Some testing would be greatly appreciated. More details on the packages : in the picoforge wiki.

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New laptop : Latitude D820… Debian lenny works quite well

As usual, I’m documenting my installation of GNU/Linux (Debian lenny/testing) on a new laptop. More details at the dedicated page.

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Scripting mysql database backups on phpMyadmin with CURL

Sometimes, you can only access your MySQL database with phpMyadmin (the previous tool I blogged about won’t be helpful, then). But you may wish to backup the database on a regular way. PhpMyadmin allows you to backup the database, but … Continue reading

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PicoForge is in RC state

PicoForge on which we’ve been working for the past months, the successor of the PicoLibre forge, has entered RC (Release Candidate) state. It means that if you follow instructions on PicoForge install instructions on PicoLibre’s wiki, you should be able … Continue reading

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