Thomas Capricelli archive
Category: Gentoo

March 10, 2017

Release Of EmergeActivity 3.0

by orzel
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It’s been a while since the last release of EmergeActivity. There were some fixes, but nothing really worth a release, so mostly everything was ok. Still, it was based on Qt4/PyQt4, and times passes, so I’ve finally found time to port EmergeActivity to Qt5. That and a few fixes/features seemed enough for me to increment the major number, hence […]

April 17, 2016

Using keystone 9.0.0 (Mitaka) with gunicorn and nginx

by orzel
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(all of this is done in Gentoo, but this is mostly irrelevant here). With the Mitaka release, keystone expects a WSGI server of some sort. The ‘canonical’ documentation is focused on apache + uwsgi. Apache is so old school, I haven’t used it at all since .. 2010 or so I think. I have nothing against uwsgi […]

May 20, 2014

KDE Community: be liberal with ourselves, be harsh with others

by orzel
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(yes, the title is a tribute to the robustness principle)   Censored In quite an aggressive move, I’ve been censored by KDE. My blog has been removed from kdeplanet.  The only information I have so far is a mail (and this): SVN commit 1386393 by jriddell: Disable Thomas Capricelli’s blog for breaching Planet KDE guidelines CCMAIL:orzel@xxxxx […]

May 3, 2014

Fix Baloo on KDE using the same trick as once used with Nepomuk

by orzel
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update: this post made me banned from KDE planet in a very rough way   Nepomuk Problem Since the  daunting day of the kde 4.0 release, I’ve been struggling with nepomuk. I’m no random user, i know about low-level programming, i/o bound, cpu bound stuff, and I kinda tried to have it working. I failed […]

November 5, 2013

Release of Colibri 1.0-beta2

by orzel
Categories: Admin, Django, Gentoo, Software
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Time flies, and I haven’t made any release of Colibri for a long time, despite it being used in production and bug being fixed as they are found. So here it is. No shiny new feature there, it’s mostly about bug fixing, code cleaning and updating the code. More importantly: Colibri now requires Django 1.6, […]

July 18, 2013

Release of EmergeActivity 2.1

by orzel
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Emerge activity is a small PyQt application aimed at Gentoo users that displays an “activity” graph of the emerges.  Here’s a typical example on my desktop computer : For those wondering, the huge increase in 2009 is when the Gentoo KDE team decided to split KDE packages, and the drop in 2011 is when I stopped […]

February 19, 2013

AMD r600 gpu backend on Gentoo

by orzel
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The current situation is rather messy with respect to the AMD r600 GPU backend : it has been merged on llvm, but not yet released. The problem is that, on gentoo, the USE flag “r600-llvm-compiler” requires this backend. As a result, it was not possible since ~christmas to compile mesa-9999 with it. The backend is […]

February 10, 2013

Yet another KDE QA failure

by orzel
Categories: Gentoo, KDE
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Just as lot of people here and elsewhere keep on denying KDE QA major problem, the 4.10 release is yet another proof of how bad the situation is. KDE cares so much that they already closed the bug with a oh-so-easy “not our fault”. Which is probably true, but still I consider that this shows a […]

January 11, 2012

Compiling firefox-9.0 on linux PPC

by orzel
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The good point is that yes!, it is possible to compile firefox 8.0 or 9.0 on linux-ppc. General point of view The mozilla foundation has stopped supporting the PPC platform for firefox starting with version 4.0. Gentoo ebuilds, quite understandably, followed upstream by removing ppc keywords for all firefox ebuilds >=4.0. Though… I still have […]

December 2, 2011

Celery init scripts for Gentoo

by orzel
Categories: Admin, Django, Gentoo
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I’m using django-celery on a project. The only difficult part was that gentoo ebuilds would not provide init scripts. It might be that some ebuilds in some obscure overlay provides those, but this was far too far away from the mainstream portage tree for me. Yes, the documentation about celery has some scripts using supervisord, […]