The inability of Nokia to provide reliable web servers for
repository.maemo.org and tablets-dev.nokia.com is annoying. I am unable to
build packages for N810 because the apt repository that contains build
dependencies is down, and apparently has been down for a couple of days
Andrew Dalke writes about his painful
attempts to install Ubuntu Feisty on a Thinkpad T23. I've had a T23 and
ran various versions of Ubuntu on it happily. When it works, Ubuntu (and Linux
in general) is great; when it doesn't work, it is painful (but at least I can
fix it, unlike, say, Windows).
One thing, though: the T23 doesn't support USB2. Using an external hard
disk over USB1 is very slow and uncomfortable. Also, I wonder what sort of an
install disk Andrew used. It sounds like a server or alternate install CD --
the regular desktop CD installs X and everything else for you.
Lars Wirzenius writes about measuring unit test
coverage with coverage.py.
I've been doing the same
thing with trace.py
from the Python standard library, and the Zope 3 test
runner. The pretty HTML output is generated by z3c.coverage by a
nightly buildbot run, and any regressions in
test coverage are reported via email ("module foo.bar got 5 new untested lines
of code"), also thanks to z3c.coverage.I wonder about the differences between coverage.py and trace.py sometimes,
but so far I haven't found the time to investigate.
This is the point where I wish PyBlosxom had a simple-to-install,
spam-proof comment plugin. Oh well, there's a mailto: link below each