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Thu 23 February 2012

The "easyfix" key word for bugzilla

Posted by ankur in Tech (167 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I've been a package maintainer for quite a while now. Yet, it was just about a minute ago, that I learnt of the "easyfix" key word. Here's how I ran into it:

20:27  Is there a way to identify fedora bugs on bugzilla which can be dealt by people …

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Thu 23 February 2012

Updating all your fedora package git directories

Posted by ankur in Tech (152 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Most package maintainers already know this (or use something way easier), but this is how I go about updating all my fedora package git folders:

[ankur@ankur ~]$ cd Documents/work/repos/others/fedora-packages/
[ankur@ankur fedora-packages]$ ls
aeskulap  dcm4che-test       fpaste        hiran-perizia-fonts  libmpd       memaker                OpenNL                python-hl7  subversion    trash-cli
cmake     detex              freemedforms …

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Sun 19 February 2012

Test from blogtk

Posted by ankur in Tech (35 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I've been having trouble with the wordpress web interface lately. It doesn't work well with Pentadactyl (a firefox VIM add-on I can't survive without). I'm testing out new blog clients, starting with blogtk. Hello world!?

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Sat 18 February 2012

My library

Posted by ankur in Tech (63 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I use Alexandria for keeping a record of all the books I buy/read/loan. It has a nifty feature where you can export your libraries as HTML files. I've published them.Have a look! It's only a subset, costituting books I've read since the second half the last year …

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Thu 16 February 2012

On my relationship with fedora medical

Posted by ankur in Tech (764 words, approximately a 4 minute read)

Of late, I've had to deal with the fact that people believe that the driving force behind me applying for the fedora medical GSoC last year was only money. I address the matter in this post.

Susmit had initiated the fedora medical SIG in an attempt to make a fedora …

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Thu 16 February 2012

Fedora free-media-tool version 0.2alpha

Posted by ankur in Tech (1046 words, approximately a 5 minute read)

I've managed to get most of the functionality coded up. Here's what ffmtool -h looks like now (on my system):

[ankur@ankur ~]$ ffmtool -h
[+] Parsing available options from config file: /home/ankur/.config/fedora-free-media-tool/config.cfg
Usage: ffmt [Options] [args]...
A tool to assist Fedora free-media contributors.
Without options, it …

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