Richard Jones' Log

Tue, 27 Jul 2004
Playing in Roundup - RoundupAsWiki

Roundup's finally getting its long-awaited configuration / tracker home reorganisation. Thanks to alexander smishlajev (who's also responsible for getting i18n going, finally) we've got a really nice new configuration management setup. I've been spurred into action, and have implemented the "" cleanup (dbinit is dead! woo!) and removal of the "" nastiness.

To test the latter, I've implemented a couple of examples for the Roundup Wiki. One of them is the download of all messages for an issue in the mbox format. The other is a Wiki in Roundup.

The upshot of all these changes to the tracker home is that we no longer (ab)use Python's import machinery to load trackers. That was a hack that lasted way too long.

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Thu, 22 Jul 2004
In praise of roundup-admin

So here we are at the end of another development milestone. Some features didn't make the cut. It's time to update the tracker so there's no open issues still assigned to the milestone:

% export TRACKER_HOME=/opt/roundup/trackers/cg
% OPEN=`roundup-admin -c -d  f issue milestone=4 status=-1,1,2,3,4,5,6,7`
% echo $OPEN
% roundup-admin set $OPEN milestone=-1

Beats the hell outta editing them all through the web. Of course I do have a "project manager" interface that allows me to set status, priority and milestone on a batch of issues, but all that clicking can be tedious ;)

Fri, 16 Jul 2004
L0rd of the Ringz0r

Boromir: "OH FFS, TEAMS!!". I laughed. It hurt.

Yes, I've played too much CS and other online games ;)

It's doing the rounds. I tried to find an original reference, but no-one seems interested in naming the author. Google is full of copies.

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Wed, 14 Jul 2004
New daily read, Daddy Types

Daddy Types does seem to have an obsession with strollers, but there's some other good stuff there.

Thu, 01 Jul 2004
Python meetup

After a long hiatus, I've decided to go along to the next Python meetup. It should be a good chance to talk about the up-coming developer's conference.

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