GitHub Migration

GitHub is a great collaborative development platform for Open Source. My projects were currently only published in source zip files, and my SVN repository was private. Having played a while with GitHub, this is now a must have if you want some contributions. So I decided to publish my projects to GitHub.

But I had some exigences :

  • Keep separate a ‘private’ repository and the GitHub public one : I use a repository to sync files between my Linux and Windows development environments with a lot of technical commits
  • Have history commits (but cleaned of those technical commits and rubbish comments)

As I use SVN for my private repository, it is very easy to distinguish from git commits. And both tools perfectly works alongside each other.

To migrate contents, I wrote two scripts, inspired by this article about GIT commits in the past : (more…)

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Publications sous GitHub

J'ai enfin publié aujourd'hui mes principaux projets open source sous GitHub : RPhoto : xmlTreeNav : libxmldiff : Plutôt qu'une conversion basique de mon repository SVN local avec toutes ses…

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Recover from disk accident crash

I had this very bad habit of testing speed of my disks with dd, very simply :

But with some lack of sleep, I accidentaly replaced the wrong argument and wrote to my disk, by putting my disk in ‘of’ instead of ‘if’ argument. My disks are in RAID5 to have redundancy and allow one failure. If it was a physical disk, that would be OK, just have to resync the array. But this would have been too easy, and the mistake was done with the array disk, unrecoverable. And with the first giga of the disk, it aims critical data…The repair was quite difficult, it took me one day to minimally recover and the service to be back again (step 1), but siw months to fully recover (step 2). As it could be useful, below are main parts. (more…)

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xmlTreeNav v0.3.3

Une mise à jour de xmlTreeNav est sortie : l'ajout majeur de cette version concerne la documentation, avec un guide utilisateur accessible depuis l'application (en anglais), et une aide rapide sur…


Visual Studio 2015

Avant de vous lancer dans l’installation de Visual Studio 2015 il faut être conscient des différences importantes introduites dans cette version. Microsoft publie la page listant les modifications avec…


VSFolderMove : Move your Visual Studio persnnal folder

Visual Studio creates your personal folder in %userdata%/Documents which is surprising and anoying when you want to keep the Documents for documents… You may think that as a professionnal developer tool, there will be a simple setting for the personal folder, but you are wrong, and it is a real pain to change this folder.

Different possibilities are shown on internet forums :

  • give up
  • change registry settings (a lot)
  • use a ntfs junction to move files (do not solve the pollution in documents, but files will be in right place)

I choose the registry one, and decided to provide a small tool to help with : VSFolderMove (more…)