Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

DIY Calendars 2015

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Here they are, in time 🙂 The DIY calendars for 2015. Good planning…

Robots.txt Recommendation for WebSVN

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

You are using WebSVN on your server? The I recommend to have the following robots.txt in place:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /websvn/log.php
Disallow: /websvn/comp.php
Disallow: /websvn/blame.php
Disallow: /websvn/rss.php

The reason is that search engine robots could consume your server performance, especially when your Subversion repository contains larger files. But even if not: there is no reason why robots should index each and every diff between revisions. 🙂

Server Relocated

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Hi all,

I relocated the server beginning of June. This results in a few outages of Jira and Subversion. Especially SVN users shall be aware that the SVN host is svn.ralph-schuster.eu now. Older SVN URLs will not work anymore.

Almost all services are already fully functioning. The remaining services will be back within a few days.

Thank you for your patience and sorry for the inconvinience.

Ralph

PS: All sites are available with HTTPS now (using a self-signed cetificate).

DIY Calendars 2012

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

I am in time this year ;). The new DIY calendar is available – in English and German. Of course, the calendars differ from Ygor’s template in having week numbers on all templates.

I didn’t created a Windows executable that runs without any additional library. So you have to build the version from your own scratch. The source code is available at my Subversion repository.

 

IceScrum Release 4

Friday, December 9th, 2011

I was lucky to test IceScrum, a french project, within our company. The test went quite well until we migrated to new Release 4. It seemed to be stable for a few hours. Then several users complained. They couldn’t login anymore. As an administrator I found out that the common reason for this is them missing Administrator role. By doing so, I could solve the problem.

However, several other problems stayed. Browsing projects wasn’t possible as well as browsing teams. Tasks could not be created anymore. 🙁

So here is my advice: Don’t upgrade yet to release 4. The release is an advance, definitely. But the bugs are too heavy to productively use it.

PS: Downgrading is a nightmare. Please, make a database backup before installing release 4. It will save you a lot of effort.

CSV/Excel Utility Package V2.2 released

Monday, December 5th, 2011

This maintenance release was awaited for quite a long time now. Due to some personal restrictions, I wasn’t able to publish it earlier. Version 2.2 doesn’t add any functionality but upgraded Apache’s POI library that can handle newer Excel versions.

You can download the new version here or visit the Homepage of the utility where you will find some examples on how to use it.

Calendars 2011

Monday, January 24th, 2011

I know, 2011 has already started a few weeks ago. However, I still owe you the DIY Planner calendar. Of course, the calendar differs from Ygor’s template in having week numbers on all templates. This year, I translated it to German as well, so you can have the German or the English version for download.

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able yet to create a Windows executable that runs without any additional library. So you have to build the version from your own scratch. The source code is available at my Subversion repository.

Subversion Web Browsing

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

The default solution to subversion browsing is WebDAV within Apache. However, it has some drawbacks. You cannot browse history, see comment histories or even check filestamps.

WebSVN provides all these features and comes along with a very modern style. The best of all: You don’t need to install any additional modules. All that WebSVN requires is a current PHP version.

I just switched from the WebDAV solution here on my server to WebSVN. So, check it out…

SMTP and POP servers

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

There is a great SMTP/POP server list in case you need to configure around some of them:

http://www.patshaping.de/hilfen_ta/pop3_smtp.htm

Calendar 2010

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

I finalized my DIY-Planner for 2010. You can download the new calendar here (created with my personal fix for DIY Dynamic Templates).