When use the old good tool
patch, rejections are commonly seen. AFAIK, the
only way to handle it properly is manual fixing. However if you are not
intimately familiar with the code base and if the difference is subtle, this
approach can become frustratingly tedious. This post explores one experiment to
try to get computer to help, i.e. scripts to identify the difference.
Symbolic link is a very convenient facility to organize your files. When using
Bash on Windows, there are multiple options that simulate the native symlink
as on Linux. This post records my experience with them and also some other
Quite long ago, I started to use
Tufte style for my blog posts. The liquid
tags used is from
Immaculate. As with all plain-text formatting, these tags
eventually get in the way.
From Word-like WISIWIG to plain-text formats like the venerated
Tex or much simpler ones
Org-mode, the key differences are whether the formatting tags are seen and how demanding the formatting requirement is. The formatting requirement of
Tufte style is more demanding than conventional markdown documents and thus the tags feel more cluttering. As a weekend project, I hacked a
markdown-tufte extension for
Emacs. It help me cope with the
Without referring to
GObject documentation or any online posts
For the record, I can not claim I have never been exposed to
GObject materials. The best I can say is that I haven’t systematically learnt
GObject., understand just enough knowledge about
GObject for the
purpose of reading related code. The process is question-driven and
From a bug due to a race condition between two polkit agents, this post explain
the handling of the startup components and autostart apps within
Windows Subsystem for Linux is the new toy Microsoft brings to developers. Having played it for one day, I feel it’s still not good enough for daily use, but a possible alternative when necessary.
A curated list of learning materials, references for GNOME Shell (bug-fixing) developers – very pragmatic.
With a revamping done, it’s a good moment to reflect upon the old plan I had for this site and some ideas about it in the future.
An ongoing accreted list of Powershell tips&tricks from multiple sources.
Just some thoughts on “How do I manage files/content on computers?”.
After many years of unscrutinized way of configuring – try to make things “the right way”, I’ve realized that in many cases adaption is better. It offers the most smooth entry into new fields, more productivity from the very start and it’s also pedagogically the best way to learn from others. Configuring still matters but only when it really matters. Stay focused, unscrutinized configuring is essentially premature optimization.
Recently I get a task to fix a bug related to SLED in KVM. Since there is a local PXE server for easy installation, I've planned to install SLED in KVM through PXE. Here is the struggle I've been through.
DISCLAIM: This post is the old TODO page. Archived as a psot for reference.
We list some long-term TODO entries here. For now only entries related to this blog site are included.
The last several weeks I've been skimming through James Gosling, Bill Joy, Guy Steel, Gilad Bracha, The JavaTM Language Specification - 3rd edition. An old book, but I happen to have a printed version around. So I guessed that reading through it would be helpful for me to understand language specification in general.
As a developer in SUSE Desktop Department, most of my work are bug fixing. Desktop bugs are diversified in nature: you constantly need to handle bugs from an unknown package or some esoteric features. To comb with this reality, I’ve been pondering on the proper methodology.
My review and survey on textual uml tools
The story about a file-roller bug
After 4 months' idleness, I've come back to my blog and decide to take another look at the blogging tools.
The other day some of my colleagues were discussing about how to manage a
package. From what I heard:
SUSE decides to use kernel's bundled
instead of the version built out of
DRDB's source tree, which is dropped in
DRDB's new version anyway. The package for this new
DRDB is called
DRDB-user as it only contains the user-space part. The problem rises when a
user of older version of
SLE (SUSE Linux Enterprise) decides to update to this
DRDB-user is said to support some old versions, i.e. for these
versions you can mix up kernel modules from old
DRDB package with newer
DRDB-user. The question is how to do the packaging? (I am totally ignorant
DRDB, so the details might not be exact but the important point here is
I work across multiple computers: home PC, my own laptop, company PC and laptop.
And I like to use
Arch for my daily work everywhere. The problem is that
Linux does a poor job to support new hardware, more so for less known brands.
For example the sleep/hibernation on my AMD-laptop constantly breaks. So I've
opted for a
VM/Linux + Windows/Linux setup. My
Arch runs inside the
VirtualBox, and basically all I need is to sync the
vm to have a consistent
working environment EVERYWHERE! It took me about one month to adapt to this new
layout, but it feels superb!
Most my posts here are programming-related and one of
Org's killer features is
embedding code (used in literate programming and etc.), I thought why not give
the reader an easier way to access my post source. Chances are that they might
Org, then they can try the code directly without
copying/pasting or the hassle to wade through my source repo ;).
In Org-Mode Octopress Setup V2, which I am still reading to complete my setup of
Octopress, the author mentions the problems with links in Org-mode