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Checking out files from Subversion or CVS in Komodo

By Kevin "kj" Woolley, January 31, 2006

A common question goes something like this: How do I make Komodo check out a copy of my project that's in Subversion, CVS, or Perforce? The short answer is -- you don't. Komodo works on previously checked-out copies of SCC...

A common question goes something like this:

How do I make Komodo check out a copy of my project that's in Subversion, CVS, or Perforce?

Where's the crypto?

By Kevin "kj" Woolley, January 30, 2006

Anyone who has tried to find a cryptographic module on PPM has found that we don't carry any of them -- not Net::SSH, not Crypt::AES, not even Crypt::DES. Why not? The answer is that the government requires companies to get...

Anyone who has tried to find a cryptographic module on PPM has found that we don't carry any of them -- not Net::SSH, not Crypt::AES, not even Crypt::DES.  Why not?

Unix package checksum errors

By Kevin "kj" Woolley, January 30, 2006

Frequently, people will write to support to let us know that one of our Unix software packages is broken and needs to be fixed. Inevitably, it's a checksum error from their Unix vendor's tar(1) program that brings about the problem....

Frequently, people will write to support to let us know that one of our Unix software packages is broken and needs to be fixed.  Inevitably, it's a checksum error from their Unix vendor's tar(1) program that brings about the problem.  Sun's Solaris tar is the worst offender, but it is also seen on AIX and HP/UX, among others.

No, we're not spamming you.

By Kevin "kj" Woolley, January 30, 2006

Every now and then we get a complaint from someone that claims we've been spamming them. The messages do appear to come from a random ActiveState address (usually sjfdklfjs [at] activestate [dot] com or similar), but there is a less obvious side to the...

Every now and then we get a complaint from someone that claims we've been spamming them.  The messages do appear to come from a random ActiveState address (usually sjfdklfjs [at] activestate [dot] com or similar), but there is a less obvious side to the story.

Big news

By David Ascher, January 30, 2006

I posted on the ActiveState "central blog" today. Readers of this blog should go read it.

I posted on the ActiveState "central blog" today.  Readers of this blog should go read it.

When STDOUT isn't so standard

By Kevin "kj" Woolley, January 30, 2006

Have you ever tried debugging a mod_perl app in Komodo only to find that your output is going to the controlling terminal of the webserver, rather than your web browser? The reason this happens on some configurations is not well...

Have you ever tried debugging a mod_perl app in Komodo only to find that your output is going to the controlling terminal of the webserver, rather than your web browser?  The reason this happens on some configurations is not well understood, but the solution is simple.

2,000,000 queries later

By , January 16, 2006

On Mon Jan 16 14:37:47 PST 2006, ppm.activestate.com answered it's 2,000,000th search query since it was restarted a little while ago. Why is this interesting at all? True, normally, our ppm servers answers millions of queries a month, so this...

On Mon Jan 16 14:37:47 PST 2006, ppm.activestate.com answered it's 2,000,000th search query since it was restarted a little while ago.

mod_perl remote debugging Google food

By Kevin "kj" Woolley, December 20, 2005

Gozer has posted a write-up about remote debugging with Komodo and mod_perl. Very handy if you're into that sort of thing.

Gozer has posted a write-up about remote debugging with Komodo and mod_perl.  Very handy if you're into that sort of thing.

Remote mod_perl debugging with Komodo

By , December 16, 2005

Just a little while ago, I was asked to look into problems Komodo was having with remote mod_perl debugging. I followed the documentation and, indeed, I couldn't get it to work right away. So, after a bit of fiddling around,...

Just a little while ago, I was asked to look into problems Komodo was having with
remote mod_perl debugging. I followed the documentation and, indeed, I couldn't
get it to work right away.

More on the end of the Visual Studio Plug-ins

By , December 16, 2005

This week ActiveState announced an end to further development on the Visual Studio .Net plug-ins. Even with the five minutes or so of Slashdot fame yesterday's announcement[1] brought us, this isn't the sort of news software companies like to deliver....

This week ActiveState announced an end to further development
on the Visual Studio .Net plug-ins.  Even with the five minutes
or so of Slashdot fame yesterday's announcement[1] brought us,
this isn't the sort of news software companies like to deliver.