No spare time and No Wing Chun make me something, something… go crazy… but do not mind if I do [paraphrasing]
Welcome to a new report of my contributions to Mageia.
As you can perceive by intuition it was difficult to properly maintain my packages and to develop the Mana Tools during the first two months of this year but, I managed to do something you can find useful 😉
NEW PACKAGES – CAULDRON
- mono-3.12.0 o/
- monodevelop-18.104.22.1680 o/
Introducing mono during a version freeze was somehow risky but we were providing the aged version 3.4.0 and that could have been difficult to maintain. Moreover I required it for libyui-bindings as the upstream accepted my pull-request enabling mono-bidings for libyui o/
MAINTENANCE – CAULDRON
- qyoto-4.14.3 (as it was broken by the introduction of mono-3.12.0)
- gnome-do (as it was broken by the introduction of mono-3.12.0)
UIABSTRACTION4MCC – ADMINPANEL
A huge work has been done rewriting drakfirewall as a manatool but I managed to complete the porting, to test it and to ship it with Mageia 5 🙂
This task involved mainly two steps:
- port libDrakX/network/shorewall to modern perl and making it part of the AdminPanel framework
- rewrite drakfirewall using Moose, libyui and the AdminPanel framework.
Mageia 5 has been delayed to round all the edges and we are working to build a reliable version as for every release.
See you next month and enjoy Mageia 5 🙂
One year has passed since my last relevant contribution, Mageia 5 is on its way and Mageia 3 is going to reach its EOL.
UPDATED PACKAGES – CAULDRON
Gambas3 latest version comes, like the others item of this brief list, with a lot of bugfixes since 3.5.4 version and some new component (like inotify).
UIABSTRACTION4MCC – ADMINPANEL
Lots of efforts have been putted inside this project and we currently have quite a few modules doing their jobs, against all odds 😛
We introduced a few changes inside the naming conventions: each launch script has been prefixed with the word mana (e.g. manauser, manahost, manaproxy, etc).
It’s what come out from a night session of IRC while we were working on the migration of some drakxtool to adminpanel … Ok it doesn’t sound so nice told this way so… 🙂 lets say that we find out that adminpanel was somehow inflated and we decided to look for something more representative.
mana recalls energy and magic and somehow the names of the authors, Angelo Naselli and Matteo Pasotti.
A list of the working modules follows:
There are other minor applications able to run inside AdminPanel (embedded or sharing its modules/subroutines):
- contribfinder: a simple utility written using libyui and python
- rpmdragora: a fork of rpmdrake, the effort to port its code to libyui and the 3rd millenium :p
AdminPanel/MaNa is a beautiful example of object oriented programming using Perl, Moose and Modern::Perl alongside a very readable code style.
Some screenshots demonstrating how those modules are able to run natively as Qt, Gtk and NCurses applications 😉
Stay tuned and see you next month for a new summary of my contributions to Mageia.