The same web service was developed in php, node.js and Twisted/python. The winner is Twisted/python, primarily because it provides a robust asynchronous programming model, can be confortably debugged and deployed.
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A patch for the mercurial bug Bogus exit code 0 for some commands was produced. In the process a few pages of the wiki were updated to improve the introduction to the contribution process. The tests were tuned on a high end machine to run in less than 2mn instead of 15mn.
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A ganeti cluster was setup on a GCC Compile Farm machine. A virtual machine was created for the benefit of OpenStreetMap. It will replace the current http://osm.fsffrance.org/ virtual machine with better I/O.
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A shell script has been completed and creates a Debian GNU/Linux package in accordance to the conventions laid out in the first part of this post. Version 1.2.33 of the packaging farm has been published to further automate the package generation and reduce the required configuration file editions].
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The Debian GNU/Linux package for OpenSceneGraph required that a FTBFS bug (Fail To Build From Source) was fixed. The result was uploaded to Debian GNU/Linux. New categories were added to the TODO and obsolete files were removed from the candidate 2.9.11-1 release that has been published in experimental. The old openscenegraph package page was obsoleted.
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humanityprojectonline software is being developed at launchpad. A new development machine was created. In the process the INSTALL file was improved by practice. The php tests were run after fixing a problem in the associated makefile.
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There are many ways to contribute to Free Software and the path depend both on the people running the project and on the habits of the contributor. This is the story of a trhee lines patch fixing an bug in the libpurple C library of pidgin. A few hours mostly dedicated to finding the proper context and making sure the resulting work met the quality standards of the project.
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What does it take for Bio++ to enter the official repositories of Debian GNU/Linux ? Julien Dutheil and Loïc Dachary worked together to polish the packages and contribute them to Debian. This page is a summary of the topics that were discussed, by mail and on IRC.
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XiVO is developped from a GIT repository and the corresponding Debian GNU/Linux packages are maintained in a SVN repository. An internal tool is used to build Debian GNU/Linux source packages by interpreting their content according to a set of conventions. A shell script was created to document and re-implemnt these conventions. The latest XiVO skaro release for squeeze is used as an example.
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A draft freemium business plan was written for paste3d assuming users would be willing to pay to get more resources. A backup infrastructure was setup to automate daily backups and send warnings when the disk is almost full. A debian package was drafted to ease deployment and tests were added to the primary backend script to prevent regressions.
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