HTTP_PROXY vs http_proxy

Submitted by DenRaf on Wed, 04/23/2008 - 21:24

Today I had to work with both a fedora and an ubuntu machine. The location required setting a proxy.

I did on both: export HTTP_PROXY=proxy:port

And that just worked fine on my fedora machine, but it didn't on the ubuntu machine.
After searching and debugging for way to long I found that ubuntu needs an http_proxy.

RE: Funambol connector Zimbra

Submitted by DenRaf on Mon, 04/07/2008 - 20:11

I can now happily report that it works. It ain't perfect yet, a reoccurring event is not synced. But it's just disabled in the 0.97 version of the connector.

So now you can sync your mails, contacts and calendar items without any problem. Zimbra OS is now a full alternative for some expensive piece of crappy software sold by some redmond company.

xmlsitemap module for drupal 6

Submitted by DenRaf on Sun, 03/09/2008 - 03:03

As mentioned here, I released a patch for making the xmlsitemap module work under Drupal 6. It's still in the code needs work mode, but I'm getting there. So any developer who wants to help, go for it.

It shouldn't be that much work that finish it.

Update: I think the major part of the work is done. For me everything seems to work now.

You can see the result here:

You can download the patch here:

wp2drupal for drupal 6 and wordpress 2.3

Submitted by DenRaf on Sat, 03/08/2008 - 02:05

As mentioned a few days ago, you would be able to read my old blog posts when I finished the wp2drupal module for drupal 6 and wordpress 2.3, and that's the case from now on.

I only did the changes necessary to makes things works. It originates from Borek Bernard and was modified by teodorani.

You can find the module here:

Important !
The terms are stored in the vocabulary with id 1 !
Requires taxonomy module enabled.

The module does it jobs, meaning moving posts, comments, categories and tags, but the extra features has not been tested yet. It needs some further development to make it fool-proof, and take some hard-coded things out of it (vocabulary) .

Please report your findings, the intention is to keep maintaining this module, for supporting further releases of wordpress and drupal.

Drupal blog going live

Submitted by DenRaf on Sun, 03/02/2008 - 14:15

As you can see, the site is changed a bit. I'm moving to a multisite drupal 6 environment. With this I can test things on a test environment which is completely the same as my live one, and yet I've to maintain only one codebase.

Of course my old blog will be moved completely, but first I put my time in the wp2drupal module to make it drupal 6 compatible. So as soon as you can see my old posts here, I was successful.

Cut boottime

Submitted by DenRaf on Mon, 02/25/2008 - 20:36

I discovered something what meant a major cut in boot time of my portable and a major "Duh" - feeling.

chkconfig network off
chkconfig NetworkManager on

When turning of the network service it doesn't try to connect to a network on boot, while NetworkManager takes care of your network handling on logging in.

The difference is not that big when only having a wired nic, but really noticable when having a wireless card

So simple ...

Fosdem: round up

Submitted by DenRaf on Mon, 02/25/2008 - 07:41

Yep, also me antended some talks yesterday.

Started yesterday morning in the drupal room. Drupal 6 has just been released, but can't wait for Drupal 7 Killer Release.

Then headed to the xen talk, hmm, crowded and did reminds me off my post of saturday. Then I went back to the drupal room for the theming talk. Nice, but I expected more, for sure now with all the changes that came with Drupal 6.

Then I headed to the OpenQrm talk, but since it was almost the same presentation as I saw last time, I went back to the drupal room.

After lunch I visited the LVM and MySQL-proxy talk. Both very interesting talks. Next year I expect to see a full talk about the MySQL-proxy.

So after visiting the OpenWRT and the PostgreSQL HA talk, I was able to see the last few slides of Drupal and MySQL HA. This was for me the end of a nice weekend Fosdem.

By next year we need more bigger rooms. Not more rooms, cause then you will have to much talks at the same time, but more space is very welcome.