February 22, 2004

Subversive Pastures

Filed under: ResearchAndDevelopment — Ryan Wilcox @ 2:13 am

We begin our story here: our hero decides that he needs to let external clients access parts of his source code management system. Currently using CVS to manage his code, he is haunted by the task of this external client accessing select parts of the repository. Although he thinks he may be able to somehow do it with unix permissions, that solution seems both limiting and scary.

Also, a lighter weight method of viewing the code would be nice (where lightweight means “not having to checkout the entire repository onto their machine, or use the somewhat clunky ViewCVS.

Our hero, knowledgeable in the ways of code management, knows that Subversion is labelled by some to be “CVS with out the suck.” After installing subversion, our hero looks around at the greener fields, and wonders why he spent so much time working around CVS’s faults.


February 20, 2004

First (Big) Steps Made

Filed under: Daedulus — Ryan Wilcox @ 5:02 pm

Since Thursday we’ve been working hard on a new project – a GUI component that also fetches some data from a remote location. Using wxWindows wxWidgets as our foundation, we’ve made really good headway in only a few days.

(More information in the extended entry…)

February 18, 2004

Cleaning up Spam

Filed under: General Information — Ryan Wilcox @ 1:48 pm

So I got hit with 300 spam comments over the past… well, since I stopped watching. Probably 2-3 weeks. But MT-Blacklist did it’s job, after I added two additional terms to it’s list, and manually banned one address, and away the spam went.

So, to clean up that much spam took 15 minutes. While I’m not happy to do it, it probably would have taken me a day to clean up all that spam by hand.

Thanks, MT-Blacklist.