Tag: OS X

TracFS

TracFS is a mountable POSIX virtual file system that allows you to read a Subversion repository through the Trac web interface. Why is this useful? It's not... unless you can't access the repository directly, but can see the files in the source browser. Using rsync (or a similar tool), you can maintain a local copy of the repository contents.

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FUSE Extension for PHP

Well, it's official... I'm a geek. A few weeks ago I started writing an extension for the PHP runtime that provides bindings to libfuse. Back up a few months— I wrote a PHP script to screen-scrape the Trac web interface and allow me to grab source code to a project I'm working on.

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Building Amarok 1.4 on Leopard

I love Amarok and wanted to install it on my MacBook. With Qt4 on the horizon, it will be possible to run Amarok natively in OS X without an X server. But I didn't want to wait for Amarok2 to become stable, so I looked into compiling Amarok 1.4 and running it under X.

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.NET Rocks!

I recently had the impossible task of making one of my applications work on OS X. The school uses Microsoft SQL Server 2000 to house its huge volumes of data. The server is integrated with Active Directory to allow for trusted connections. This means that when a client connects to the server, they need only to authenticate locally in the domain. This makes password and privilege maintenance much easier.

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