Sunday 22. April, 2007
I have been working on a little project for last few days: JBTracker.
At first I thought that I might need a bug tracker for Prospekt Linux, but then I couldn’t find any that wouldn’t require actual database like MySQL or PostgreSQL (my home page space provider hasn’t included any database facilities for users…). So I decided to create one using txtSQL as a database engine.
Currently JBTracker users can add/edit/delete bug reports and “status tags” depending on their ‘accesslevels’. I even made ‘anonymous’ as a special user who doesn’t even need a row in ‘users’-table in the DB but is (dis/en)abled in configuration file.
JBTracker will most likely be a GPL licensed piece of software, but actual code, however, won’t be generally available until I have worked on it enough. Currently the quality and the functionality would give OpenSource bad name.
Or it won’t be available anywhere, as I might get bored on this project and nearly abandon it (just look at what happened to JPM – Joni’s Package Manager, I haven’t touched the buggy code for months…)
(Does anyone know similar projects? Bug trackers not using “real” databases?)
Monday 16. April, 2007
What has happened so far/will happen/random thoughs? aka “Nine Step Complaining”
- This weekend I turned 20 even though in my mind I’m at least six years younger. Is there anything better than being a depressed teenager?
- I spent the Easter holiday playing Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2 Episode 1. I think I need some other hobbies that would draw my interest away from HL2 universe
- Prospekt Linux is now a project in rPath’s rBuilder Online -service. Basically it’s just rPath Linux with zero modification so far… (I installed rPath Linux 2 Alpha 3 as my working base, as version 1 seemed to contain very outdated software such as glibc-2.3.6, gcc-3.something, KDE 3.4.x and Gnome 2.12)
- I have to do some “discussion leading” in English class tomorrow basing on an oral presentation that I should write this evening/night on subject that is somehow related to my present studies or future work. As a physicist I thought that nuclear fusion power plant might be a nice topic, but that might be a little hard to discuss with some psychology or law students who probably don’t even know what fusion is… Hopefully everyone on those classes has the same problem. I did consider making a presentation about teleportation and other technology in HL2, what I would say and maybe printing some pictures too, but then I “realized” that it would be just plain stupid and somewhat obsessed.
- Not to mention the big blue tower (Citadel) obsession that I “got” last summer…
- rPath has a nice wiki concerning rBuilder Online and Conary itself. Is there documentation how the fundamental parts of rPath Linux are implemented, like init system, network configuration and so on?
- rBuilder Online is too easy to use. Clicking in the web to create a “software appliance” or a derivative distribution is so wrong against those who has built their system with instructions of Linux From Scratch e-books(?). Clicking doesn’t really teach you how your system works, but I guess that is not the point in such service. I’m interested to see where it leads to…
- What about the package repositories rPath provides/hosts! Oh, man! I feel like I was in a candy shop stealing candy…
- I don’t know anymore how to transform rPath Linux to make Prospekt Linux. What, I need a logo/themes too? If I replace current init system with Init-ng, it would certainly be a bit different, or use the same init scripts that I posted about earlier, the ones I stole from ArchLinux… (It seems that I have an obsession(s) on init systems too, but on the other hand, they are quite essential part)