grep those gits aka drupal contribs

http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2009/1/21/128770736688691365.

Following along the git migration and project cannot be grepped anymore I brewed the following code.

It assumes the gits are already cloned and placed is one common directory.

After running the script all repositories with a $major == 7 branch are set into the highest version.

I'm puzzling how to 'empty' the non $major compatible repos.

The fun part is now doing analysis on the tree

Deleting nodes with drush

http://www.seamless3d.com/tut/build_av/delete_node.png

By creating a php file named

~/.drush/content.drush.inc
containing

<?php
/**
* @file
*/

/**
* Implementation of hook_drush_command().
*/
function content_drush_command() {
$items = array();

fixing drupal info files on php 5.3

http://www.justsaypictures.com/images/189-800-600-cutest-kitten-in-the-world.jpg

Trying some Drupal 5 sites for upgrade script development on desktop PHP 5.3 I ran on *.info files causing annoyances.

3D in Safari

I want to keep this goodie. Taken from http://www.youtube.com/user/unconed#p/a/u/0/2-oQj9Y9I6I and http://pastie.org/2251814

Upgrade from D6 in 7 steps? Hell no!!!

http://dancingczars.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/hellno.jpg
Sooo ... I've finally upgraded my own site. I thought it would be easy. A simple drupal site only using images. And yes I'm not reading READMEs that often. I trust drush somehow to handle this for me. But drush only sooth the 'pain'. This blog contains my bash script which does some staging from production onto my laptop where I update the site to the latest D6 then upgrade to D7. The script is generic enough to adapt for other upgrades.

Searching an issue on drupal.org with jQuery.grep

On http://drupal.org/node/686938 people are reporting a lot sloppy reports of error lines. The issue is about

Undefined index: [xyz] in line ...

But what are the names of the failing indexes?

jQuery has a nice grep so lets use it.

How to get that site on localhost?

drush logo

Make sure you have your drush aliases file setup properly. Below a snippet from my b2b.aliases.drushrc.php

$aliases['dev'] = array(
  'uri' => 'http://build2be.dev',  'root' => '/Users/clemens/Sites/build2be.dev/www/',
  'path-aliases' => array(
    '%dump-dir' => '/Users/clemens/Sites/build2be.dev/store',
    '%files' => '/Users/clemens/Sites/build2be.dev/www/sites/build2be.dev/files',
  ),
);

Now we can run

drush rsync @b2b.prd @b2b.dev

Git issue branch ... the sandbox route

http://emonti.github.com/buby/img/buby_pacifier.png

I'm working on a patch to implement issue triage for Dreditor

But for ease of use and teasing in testers git issue branches would be great which are underways.

So in the mean time I use a sandbox for this. But how to get dreditor code into my repo?

  1. First create a sandbox on d.o. This gives to access to a new git repo.
  2. Ignore the initial git instructions
  3. Clone dreditor according the git instructions

    git clone http://git.drupal.org/project/dreditor.git

Using ctools modal forms for node edit

For a drupal 6 site I needed a node edit overlay. This is what I did.

Define the urls ajax/node/%node/edit and nojs/node/%node/edit. The idea is to use path similar to the normal drupal paths just prepended with what ctools modal needs. It needs are minor in that the url path must contain a string nojs and in this case a class attribute ctools-use-modal.

<?php
function annotate_ym_menu() {
$items['nojs/node/%node/%'] = array(
'page callback' => 'annotate_ym_ajax_node',
'page arguments' => array(0, 2, 3),

I like Universal Subtitles website.

Logo of Universal Subtitles
I recently discovered the site http://universalsubtitles.org which is a gateway to online video material and allows us to subtitle online videos. In the past I tried to do something similar with http://mycaptions.org (offline) with an arcane editor using BUedit. With that system I managed to add subtitles to this video of which I like the animal.