February 18th, 2007

Neko (lofulah)

Trac: Integrated SCM & Project Management thingie

Found this thing called Trac [ http://trac.edgewall.org/ ]. Looks spiffy. Got it installed after about 3 hours of mussing around on windows XP.

Note: I already had Apache 2.0 installed, along with svn 1.4.[something?].

steps:
Installed Python 2.4.4.
Discovered that it was conflicting with XAMPP's outdated python install that I had forced onto the system. Whoops.
Discovered that it didn't set my path for me. Bah. Path set (My Computer > Properties > Advanced > Environment Variables). Modified PATH to include C:\Python24. Added a PYTHONPATH=C:\Python24\. Probably not necessary.
Installed trac 0.10.3 using the binary installer/executable.
Installed pysqlite-2.3.2.win32-py2.4.exe.
Installed svn-python-1.4.2.win32-py24.exe.
Installed mod_pythong-3.3.1.win32-py24.exe.
Installed clearsilver-0.9.14.win32-py24.exe.

Added to httpd.conf: LoadModule python_module modules/mod_python.so
<Location /some/location>
   SetHandler mod_python
   PythonHandler trac.web-modpythong_frontend
   PythonOption TracEnv "C:\Pythong24\Scripts\trac\highbrow"
   PythonOption TracUriRoot /some/location
</Location>

Discovered that I couldn't view sources. Was annoyed.
Installed enscript-1.6.3-9-bin.exe
Installed docutils.
Installed SilverCity-0.9.7win32-py24.exe.

Modified trac.ini (in C:\Python24\Scripts\trac\[project]\conf):
[mimeviewer]
...
enscript_path = "C:\Program Files\GnuWin32\bin\enscript.exe"
...
php_path = "C:\Program Files\xampp\php\php.exe"
...
tab_width = 4

So I now have trac working. It's pretty. Yayness.

The alternative would have been ViewCV, which livejournal uses. Doesn't include the bug ticket support, extra wiki, milestones, etc, though. But I imagine it would have been easier to install. Although 3 hours isn't too bad...
Neko (lofulah)

Mmm, I was productive. And the Chinese New Year show

Read and understood 2/3 of the stuff in the textbook that the thursday 440 midterm will be covering. Took me about 4 hours, but yay for nice periods of concentration.

Still takes way too much effort to step into that mode though. XP

And yay, have snagged the Chinese New Year 2007 show-thing. Whee. Still way too visually noisy, like every year (Too many strobing lights, DDR-like backgrounds, colors, etc.). But that's just me. And it's in the culture. We do like our festivals to be absurdly extravagant.

For the curious, the torrent can be found here: http://www.unknownspace.org/mitbbs_article_t.php?board=TVChinese&gid=16848879&ftype=0 (it's on the page. I promise. Scroll to the end of the first post and ignore all the gibberish.)

Keep in mind it's 1.68 GB large, and it is (obviously) not subtitled. And probably won't be: it's 4.5 hours long. ::sighs:: video quality is lacking as well, but eh... Speeds should be pretty good, as long as your bittorrent client's properly configured.