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Open source projects should be somewhat "social", therefore Clazzes.org hasjoined Twitter, as @ClazzesOrg

(wink)

 

I finally found time to create a debian package for our JDBC based database tool collection JDBC2XML.

For details take a look at JDBC2XML Installation.

As of yesterday the clazzes.org server has been upgrade from Debian 6 squeeze to Debian 7 wheezy.

Special my.ini settings which had been required by former Confluence versions but are incompatible with MySQL 5.5 caused minor problems, therefore Jira and Confluence have been unusable a bit longer than expected ;-(
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Confluence 5.0.x has a bug making the edtior close to unusuable in Google Chrome 27, which was named stable today.

Therefore we just upgraded clazzes.org to Confluence 5.1.3 which solves the problem right away.

Due to a weird problem of the confluence installer (net not found in java library path), and after good results from upgrading Java on other hosts, I also upgraded Java to 1.7.

Using the momentum, Jira was upgraded too and is now at 6.0.

Unfortunately an OpenSource nightmare scenario has hit FTPSync with 1.3.07: It uploads files even in download mode.

I have fixed the bug #38906 with git commit 65c0a4fed73b719352e5fa00096a4081d9cc3a63, but I actually recommend to use the re-released ftpsync-1.3.06-0.tar.bz2.

Thank You Atlassian (wink)

Last weekend I added links from Confluence to svn and Jira, and from Jira to Confluence.

Today we detected that some Confluence.clazzes.org spaces and all Jira.clazzes.org projects were invisible to anonymous users not logged in. We fixed that!

Furthermore we installed the free Jira-SVN-Plugin so we Jira can now automatically refer from issues to svn commits with comments containing the issue key. Nice.

While this is not yet an official Clazzes.org project, it might be useful for others anyway:

Server applications can benefit a lot from using LibreOffice's capabilities to read and write several office file formats (like doc, docx, odt, ods, xls, xlsx), and PDF.

We now made it easer to run a libre office instance as operating system service by introducing a wrapper: LibO-Server.

Debian packages are available from deb.clazzes.org (Category libo), Windows packages are available at download.clazzes.org/libo-server/.

Tracing e-mails in /var/log/mail.log usually is a pain because sender and recipient are not logged in the same line.

It just became a lot easier, with the first release of MLP (Mail.Log Parser) and it's script mlp-findmails.

The web pages http://svn.clazzes.org and http://deb.clazzes.org provide overview of the subversion repositories and debian repositories hosted at clazzes.org.

As they are re-generated automatically via cron jobs, they are usually quite fresh.

Unfortunately abbreviations are always nebolous for people not involved with the particular projects, which restricted the usefulness of those overviews.

Therefore we now extended those lists with a column giving at least a rough hint on what is behind.

We hope this encourages more people to browse through our stuff and eventually contribute.

During my 14 years of running IBCL, mostly as one-man-show, I collected quite some technical articles in IBCL’s BLog.

A few days ago I moved many of those articles to a new space in Clazzes.org’s Confluence: https://confluence.clazzes.org/display/KH/Know+How+Home or the short url http://www.clazzes.org/knowhow.

I already extended this collection of mini HowTo’s and other know-how articles with a few Gnome3 hints.


Colin is part of the Qt Ambassador Program

A few weeks ago I applied for the Qt Ambassador Program. The Qt Ambassador Program provides a platform for applications based on the Qt framework. Beneath, the Qt Ambassador Program offers some benefits to developers like merchandise, usage of the Qt Ambassador title and logo and participation in some other Qt Programs.

Today i received a mail from Nokia:

Congratulations! You have been accepted into the Qt Ambassador Program.

Thank you very much, we feel very honoured! We will give our best to improve Colin and to meet the requirements.
For more information about the Qt Ambassador Program visit the Qt Ambassador main page or the project page of Colin there.

 

Here is Colin

After a long time of development and a even longer time of learning C++ we finally released our structural analysis software Colin. It has been developed by civil engineering students at the university of Innsbruck as an unofficial project. The idea was to create an easy to use structural analysis software for students, in order to provide an easier way to learn the basics of civil engineering.

Many thanks to clazzes.org for providing a platform to our project.

After years on hpgs.berlios.de, hpgs has moved to our collaboration project clazzes.org using jira for issue tracking and a reliable Server Infrastructure donated by IBCL.

 

Clazzes.org online

For some time we have been hosting our open source JAVA libraries on Clazzes.org for internal usage. The purpose of this website is to make these public (released under the LGPL).

What is Clazzes.org

It is not in our intention to write yet another framework, but rather to develop small integrative modules, that fit in with your technology decision. The development of these libraries is driven by our work with JAVA server side technology, and our experience using them in real projects.

We focus strongly on lightweight and simplicity. Our projects are made to easily integrate with trusted frameworks like Spring and Hibernate.

Current development

The first public release was our E-Mail and SMS sending service called fancymail. Since then, we have added more projects faster than we could document them (we are currently working on that issue). See our SVN index for a full listing of all projects hosted here (also the undocumented ones).

Feel free to participate!