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Manage your sites with svn externals

After having worked with subversion for a while I finally got time to restructure my repository layouts. What I want is a simple way to update all the sites I maintain and I want those sites under version control.

Steps I took

  1. Make a drupal core repository
  2. Create your project repository
  3. Reference to the drupal core

Directory layout

In order to get a nice update-able project directory tree we choose a layout listed below.
www/
This contains only drupal core code will live.

Blog tools.

Searching on terms 'blog editor linux' I found these somewhat outdated links Five Desktop Blog Editors for GNU/Linux Users and Five More Desktop Blog Editors for GNU/Linux Users

Having a list is better then having zillions google links.

* GNOME Blog Entry Poster

* Drivel Journal Editor

* BloGTK Blog Editor

* ScribeFire Firefox Extension

Modules I have to check

Modules:

* dhtml_menu

* extlink

* pagination

Themes:

* waffles

Firefox extensions I use atm

This is my list of Firefox extensions.

* CodeBurner for quick lookups for HTML and CSS

* Cooliris nice image wall

* CoolPreviews previews a link hoover

* DownThemAll a much better download manager

* DrupalForFirebug explains enough

* Ghostery for the paranoids among us

* Grab Them All for having full browser screenshots. Is a little arcane to use

* Pixel Perfect for overlaying a design on the development version

* Quick Translation

* SenSEO

* Session Manager for quickly switch browser tabs

grep your heart out

I'm still learning to use more command line options.

Today I wanted to apply Hide machine readable name of menu by default. so I had to search for the context around the drupal #attached_js form tag.

So I type man grep and search for context. And bly me there is an option :)

grep --context=4 -r "attached_js" *

Which is _cool_

Finally I can blog remotely

It took some time and effort to configure but now I found the time and annoyance to give it a try.

Well not quite. The gnome-blog-poster is way to simple. Anyway it works.

The annoyance today is about eclipse. I need eclipse integration with trac and it wasn't working on eclipse 3.4.

So I installed eclipse 3.5 which is the third installation of eclipse in 1 week time sigh. Enabled mylyn and downloaded the trac integration plugin.

So what happens when I connected to my https trac site ... a self signed error.

From _en_ into a translatable _en_

On a multi language site it is desirable to translate the drupal English into the customers Englich likings.

Steps taken

  1. Goto /admin/settings/language/add
    1. Add a custom languages with language prefix en, name en-ours, english English @ Our place and native English @ Our Place
    2. Make your new language the default.
    3. Disable drupal's en
    4. Change the name en-ours into en

Importing languages the rough way.

Guess it's not intended to do but this is how I import languages into Drupal 6.

  1. wget the language files needed
  2. run the script below which creates *_full.po files.

    #!/usr/bin/env bash

    for FILE in *.tar.gz
    do
    DIR=`basename $FILE ".tar.gz"`
    OUT="../${DIR}_full.po"
    [ -f $OUT ] && rm $OUT && echo "File $OUT removed ... "
    [ -d $DIR ] && rm -r $DIR && echo "directory $DIR gemoved ..."
    [ ! -d $DIR ] && mkdir $DIR && echo "directory $DIR created ..."
    cd $DIR
    tar xzf ../$FILE
    find . -type f -name "*.txt" -exec rm {} \;
    rm $OUT

Implementing a ad service

This is a test for a ad service. I thought is was hard to implement an ad service. But it is not. Just a few copy and paste actions at the right places. [edit] Well initially it was easy but the video is not working now. That's quite annoying. Maybe it is because I use the files from Jeroen Wijering his site. If they are moved or that site is unavailable it will break. So I changed this by grabbing the files from my own site. [/edit]

JWPlayer 4.2

I'm having troubles with the image preview when playing a video. The video goes dead. It seems version or content (?) dependent. The first movie uses all content and player from http://www.jeroenwijering.com. This player is from http://www.jeroenwijering.com/embed/player.swf (4.2.90)

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