Archive for 2008

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Looking forward to a week of BIND DLZ hacking

As part of keeping everyone up to date on the project, I’m posting this quick update on the coming week’s hacking on the project.

Last week we hit a critical bug in Tupa where we cannot use template records that use the %DOMAIN% token as the start...

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Capistrano Presentation @ TUT

Yip, its yet another Capistrano presentation… Grab it here.

I had the fortunate pleasure of guest lecturing at the Tshwane University of Technology a couple of weeks ago on Capistrano. The class was a group of final year students that are just learning...

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Firefox 3 and the apparent random SSL errors

Strange days we live in, especially when our browsers trip of bugs in encryption libraries on the servers… David Smalley neatly pointed out how upgrading OpenSSL to at least 0.9.8h solves the cryptic Firefox 3 SSL errors we’ve been seeing on some our...

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BIND DLZ Update

Howdy all

Since we got mentioned on the Rails Envy Podcast #34, interest has been picking up in the project, and I’ve been drenched in other work… But not to worry, the project won’t die, and we actually desperately need it ourselves, even more now...

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From svn to git, handling non-standard repo layouts

Today I finally had to “extract” a project from one of our biggest repos as part of a git migration plan. I’ve converted most of the other smaller projects in the same repo over using just their trunk, and it has worked without any noticeable issues...

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BIND DLZ Update: Templates now seem happy

I’ve completed the zone templates in BIND DLZ on Rails, unless I missed something obvious. I’ll first complete all the missing specs before continuing with the standard zone management tools.

Changes over the last four days include:

  • Prototip 2 test...

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BIND DLZ on Rails first preview pushed to Github

I’m proud to announce the first push to Github of the BIND DLZ on Rails project. Its still pretty much a work in progress, but this is the first draft and opens the door for feedback by the community before the project has evolved too far.

Highlights...

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FREE “Whats new in Rails 2.1″ PDF

Thanks to Carlos Brando and the team of translators for delivering the “Ruby on Rails 2.1 – What’s new?” ebook for FREE download.

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Rails 2.1 Released

Apart from my Rubyforge email alert, this seems to have pretty much go unnoticed so far. Think everyone was too busy attending RailsConf 2008.

Enjoy!

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GitHub pulls, and Tableless Model improvements

I checked up on ActiveRecord::Tableless and saw a fork that had some promising changes in, so I set out to pull those changes back to my repo. Seemed simple enough, I followed Steven Bristol’s steps and it worked.

The changes made by Peter Wagenet