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mach 1.0.3 ‘moved’ released

Filed under: Hacking,mach,Releases — Thomas @ 10:09 pm

2014-6-29
10:09 pm

It’s been very long since I last posted something. Getting married, moving across the Atlantic, enjoying the city, it’s all taken its time. And the longer you don’t do something, the harder it is to get back into.

So I thought I’d start simple – I updated mach to support Fedora 19 and 20, and started rebuilding some packages.

Get the source, update from my repository, or wait until updates hit the Fedora repository.

Happy packaging!

mach 1.0.2 “ears” released

Filed under: mach,Releases — Thomas @ 10:32 pm

2013-1-22
10:32 pm

Another Fedora, another mach release. This release fixes a minor bug and adds support for Fedora 18.

Get the source, update from my repository, or wait until updates hit the Fedora repository.

Happy packaging!

Released mach 1.0.1 “Concussion”

Filed under: Fedora,mach,Releases — Thomas @ 7:52 pm

2012-11-10
7:52 pm

In the middle of my
CouchDB
Security
Series
I made an unlucky fall during basketball, falling on my back, and feeling my head continue its downward trajectory until it was halted painfully by the cement floor. As I tried to get up the world turned, and as I tried to walk to the bathroom five minutes later I involuntarly kept veering off to the left.

It took me a few weeks to recover from that, and I managed to go back to playing basketball after a month. But my amount of off-work hacking was zero.

That’s now been over two months, so I’ve finally reserved part of the weekend for some hacking again. And now I’m busy tying up loose ends, of which this is one – a new mach release for Fedora 17. Nothing very special, just warming up the muscles again.

I’m comically amused by what is still my first ever python program, but I have no desire to redo it, clean it up, or continue on the half-done mach3 version (which uses novelty programming techniques like, you know, ‘more than one file’).

Package repository updated for Fedora 16

Filed under: Fedora,mach,moap,morituri — Thomas @ 9:38 am

2011-11-10
9:38 am

Following up on last night’s post, I updated my package repositories with all packages I currently work on before sending them off to Fedora.

The repository is updated with chromaprint, gstreamer-chromaprint, longomatch, and some of my own projects: moap, mach, morituri, and savon.

Mach 1.0.0 “Madera” released

Filed under: Fedora,mach,Releases — Thomas @ 11:56 pm

2011-11-9
11:56 pm

Another November, another Fedora. 16 came out, so it was time to update mach again.

And today I thought, is there any reason mach isn’t 1.0 yet ? Am I going to do anything more to this piece of code before I want to call it that ?

And the answer is, no. It’s the first Python application I’ve written, and I’m not particularly proud of the code, but I’m happy I’ve made good use of it for so long, and that it helped push packaging approaches forward and sparked ideas for the Fedora build system.

Since I didn’t like the original code for mach2 (there was a version 1 which was Makefile-based), I started a rewrite with unit tests, better code layout, decent classes for abstracting distro-specific stuff, and so on.

The experience of how mock was created based off mach2 was a slightly sour one however, so I wasn’t really motivated to finish the mach3 rewrite. Sometimes that’s the drawback of open source – sure, forking is specifically allowed, so don’t whine about it when it happens. But when it’s done gratuitously, with no serious attempt at collaborating, it doesn’t feel like it’s in the spirit of open source.

Anyway, that was a long time ago. mach2 as it is today, is done. It really only needs updating for newer versions. As long as it works for me, it’s unlikely I will continue mach3, but who knows?

Enjoy the release!

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