Category Archives: novell

Hey, look. I got mcs to github before Miguel

http://github.com/cjac/mcs I’m also hosting it on my own not-as-l33t git repo: http://git.colliertech.org/?p=mcs.git;a=summary Does this mean that I get a “cooler than Miguel” tee shirt?

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IronRuby on OS X

We had a visitor on #ironruby today asking for help getting IR running on his mac. I gave him the following directions, and they seemed to work aside from one glitch. I tested them on my wife’s mac, and it … Continue reading

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building unmodified_drivers

This is the gist of it: $ cd /usr/src/ # $ sudo chmod a+rwx . $ wget ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/projects/kernel/kotd/SLE11_BRANCH/src/kernel-source-2.6.27.39-0.0.0.25.15a4c6f.src.rpm $ alien -tg kernel-source-2.6.27.39-0.0.0.25.15a4c6f.src.rpm $ cd kernel-source-2.6.27.39 $ tar xfj linux-2.6.27.tar.bz2 $ for f in patches.*.tar.bz2; do tar xfj $f || break; … Continue reading

Posted in debian, Free Software, linux, novell, Software, virtualization, xen | 7 Comments

mono-2.4.2.3 debs will include array comparison patch

Thanks to Marek being a superhero, we have isolated the changes necessary to fix the compiler from the 2.4.2.3 tag so that we can build IronRuby with xbuild. I’ve delivered the patch to meebey, and he has included it in … Continue reading

Posted in bugs, c#, colliertech, compiler, debian, DLR, Free Software, irc, IronRuby, mono, novell, Software | 1 Comment

Matthew Broderick broke The Music Man.

I was reading Lefty’s recent blog post and was reminded (by way of a certain scene) of being pissed off by Broderick’s s/egg/globe/ in the 2003 production of The Music Man. I was going to put the following in the … Continue reading

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Quest for the re-usable software grail

Why should any more effort be put into building a system of re-usable software if The CPAN already exists and provides all of the tools necessary to create re-usable software? Continue reading

Posted in CLI, compiler, Free Software, gtk+, language, mono, novell, perl, Software, test | 5 Comments

boycottnovell.com not interested in solving problems

But don’t take my word for it. The folks on their IRC channel have put it pretty plainly themselves. They’re not interested in offering solutions to problems, they instead seem interested in bemoaning their lot in life for fun and … Continue reading

Posted in abuse, Free Software, freenode, irc, journalism, lilo, linpeople, linux, microsoft, novell, open source, openprojects, rms, security, spam, Unix | 19 Comments

To Prebuild or not to Prebuild?

So… On IRC today, John, Michael and I discussed rolling Prebuild and xbuild into one product. It seems that we’re duplicating effort and competing for each others’ users. It sounds to me like we should converge the codebases, and make … Continue reading

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An update

I don’t really have anything really exciting to report, so y’all get to listen to me blather. And after all, that’s what blogs are for anyway, right? Zelda is turning 11 months old this month. This is still my favorite … Continue reading

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IKVM basics

So, I’m not much of a java guy, but I need to know how to get at the CLI, given a java interface. Let’s assume for brevity that one has an ubuntu machine available: $ sudo apt-get install ikvm ikvm-native … Continue reading

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