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PHProject in Unicode

The final migration stage from file-based Ganntproject to Web-based solution just began. I’ve set up PHProject in the office site. PHP5, Apache2, Mysql4 and Debian is enough.

The very first problem was Unicode support. Seems like PHProject was developed keeping MySQL3 in mind, althow ir works with a bunch of database backends, like Oracle, PostgreSQL, DB2, MSSQL.

So, to use UTF8 encoding in MySQL, add the following into lib/db/mysql.inc.php:

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Deploy windows software easilly

I’ve found a very interesting project recently. WPKG.
The idea is very simple: a script is executed by windows scripting host. It reads host description, defines needed package set using profiles and installs, updates or removes packages using package descriptions.
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SASL Auth in Postfix

You will also need SASL and SASL modules (libsasl2 and libsasl2-modules respectively in Debian).

SASL AUTH for outgoing SMTP conections is controlled by ‘smtp_*’ parameters in main.cf.
Quick-and-dirty solution is:

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Postfix, Courier-imap and virtual users

Create Courier-imap server certificate:
sudo pico /etc/courier/imapd.cnf &&
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Tools for 3D

Fine free tools for 3D modelling and rendering.
AQSIS rendering engine, RenderMan compilant
Ayam CSG modeller, cross-platform
CSG Editor, MSwin only

Wanna make your own CSG application? OpenCSG library

Stuck with apt in Debian?

So so …


W: GPG error: [your favourite mirror here] Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 010908312D230C5F
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems

Ever met this is last days?
The solution is simple, but not well documented well:
you must add these keys manually (as root or using sudo):

gpg --recv-keys 07DC563D1F41B907 && gpg --export 07DC563D1F41B907 | sudo apt-key add -
gpg --recv-keys 010908312D230C5F && gpg --export 010908312D230C5F | sudo apt-key add -

or in the case you do no use GnuPG

wget http://ftp-master.debian.org/ziyi_key_2006.asc -O - | sudo apt-key add -

That’s all.

Strange issues of Architectural Dekstop 3.3 by Autodesk

Strange things happen on the world.

Recently upgraded tho whole class of computers to WinXP profesional and made a clean install of ADT 3.3. Yea, quite old product, but it was donated by AGA ltd. some years ago and is quite usable for lectures.
So, it crashes after a user issues some comands, that require dialog boxes. Should say an unusual situation, as it worked fine for years on Win2000. Read the rest of this entry »