Konqueror corrupts some italian MotorSport webpages

novembre 24, 2007 on 3:46 pm | In Developing | Nessun Commento

Did anyone meet this issue?

So strange, Konqueror (this is 3.5.8) worked perfectly until 3.5.6….
So sad, two of my favorite websites gets corrupted…

Patrizio

Mozilla Lightning 0.7 (Calendar) build for x86_64

novembre 18, 2007 on 9:01 pm | In Developing | Nessun Commento

Mozilla Thunderbird is a great mail, news and rss application which lacks the calendar support.

The alternative may be using one Google Calendar service, but if you want everything integrated it’s disappointing.

There is a project, Mozilla Calendar which has two branches: Sunbird and Lighting, one is a standalone application (useless for me!!), the other is a nice Thunderbird extension.

The bad part is that Mozilla provide Windows, Linux and Mac builds only for i686 systems. So amd64 and newest Intel users (x86_64) cannot use it.

Or better they must use Thunderbird 32 bits binary + Lighting extension build by Mozilla.
So bad.

I’m a Gentoo user, whole system is 64bit and i refuse to have 32bit binaries.
So as Gentoo does not provide an ebuild i compiled it manually:

1) download sources
2) unpack them: tar xjf lightning-sunbird-0.7-source.tar.bz2
3) cd mozilla
4) ./configure –with-system-nspr –with-system-nss –enable-default-toolkit=gtk2 –enable-xft –disable-freetype2 –enable-application=mail –enable-extensions=default,lightning
5) make

you will find Thunderbird binary in the ./dist/bin dir, while our Lighting release is in dist/xpi-stage.

If you want to use my build, i just uploaded the two versions:
Mozilla Lightning 0.7 64 bit version
Mozilla Lightning 0.7 64 bit version with WCAP (Sun Java System Calendar Server) support

Works great on my system, let me know if you have any issue

Patrizio

Lots of activities

settembre 2, 2007 on 11:36 pm | In Developing, Web | Nessun Commento

Ehi lots of time i didn’t write…
i had some time today, so i did some activity on the website.
Firstly i added some statistics to Piazza del Popolo, the blog (in italian) where i share some toughts and funny things with my friends.
Secondly i added a second RSS feed parser to the homepage so it’s fast to monitor both blogs.
In the meanwhile i upgraded some php internal stuff and slightly change the javascript script to let the rss post window desappear on second click.
Of course i kept the XHTML 1.1 validation.

What else…waiting for the upcoming wordpress 2.3 release and i will update both blogs.

I think that’s all.
And i’m sure you don’t care 🙂

see u

Patrizio

WordPress 2.1.2 updated

marzo 4, 2007 on 3:35 pm | In Developing, Web | Nessun Commento

I just updated wordpress to latest 2.1.2 version which fixes some security bugs.

Let’s hope it will keep stable for a while.

bye

Patrizio

So much time off

gennaio 22, 2007 on 11:24 am | In Developing, Life, Munich | Nessun Commento

So much time without a post.
Lots of things changes, i’m back in Munich again, but i have my own apartment while previously i was in a residence.

much better now, lots of space. I think i’ll be here for the whole 2007….

What else..I’m waiting for adsl line to be up, they told me it may take up to 3 weeks…

let’s see.

I have lots of projects/idea in my mind, which i can take care of only during the weekend, but if i don’t have
internet access it’s pretty hard.

The first is to shutdown Blight Zone as it’s unused now.
Next i’ll talk with Zed (XChat maintainer) because 2.8.0 release introduced a systray, so i’ll ask him if he wanna
integrate my plugin in the main branch.

The main idea is to create a forum/blog with my friends where to flame and discuss of everything.
Let’s see how much support i’ll find.

Ciao!

Patrizio

Submount patch for kernel 2.6.19

dicembre 18, 2006 on 9:55 am | In Developing | 2 Commenti

Will Linux Kernel ever have some peace (read stable API) ?

Answer is “no”, of course. Confirmed by kernel guru and mainteneirs, by intent..
should be defined criminal intent…but..ok..
I have no will to open a flame about this, compared to windows stability
(of interfaces i mean, of course!).

In the meanwhile, enjoy the submount patch for 2.6.19, it seems that just a field in the
inode structure has been removed (if i’m wrong… sorry, i had to look into a 32mb patch file, had
no connection, so i don’t know the motivation nor the log of the change).

Tested, works ok on my floppy/cdrom driver.

As usual, enter the subfs-0.9 directory and apply with

patch -p0 < /path/to/the/downloaded/patch and recompile as usual. I'm going to submit a Gentoo bug for that too. However this is the listing --- subfs.c 2006-12-17 16:32:19.000000000 +0100 +++ subfs.c 2006-12-17 16:35:51.000000000 +0100 @@ -310,7 +310,9 @@ if (ret) { ret->i_mode = mode;
ret->i_uid = ret->i_gid = 0;
+#if LINUX_VERSION_CODE < KERNEL_VERSION(2,6,19) ret->i_blksize = PAGE_CACHE_SIZE;
+#endif
ret->i_blocks = 0;
ret->i_atime = ret->i_mtime = ret->i_ctime = CURRENT_TIME;
ret->i_fop = &subfs_file_ops;

Download patch

Enjoy and report if you have problems

Patrizio
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