Archive for August, 2004

BoingBoing is almost really cool

Friday, August 13th, 2004

Cory should stop with the politics. It is just one stupid knee jerk reaction after another.

As you may have heard, the California supreme court null-and-voided the gay marriages granted by San Francisco earlier in the year. I know some folks who were married during that brief period of enlightenment and have previously written about their wonderful experience.

Back to Cory…

Today, BoingBoing contains this quote: This year, six short months ago, she was finally allowed to marry Davina. And today, thanks to the fantastically stupid ruling of the California Supreme Court, that marriage is null and void.

If Cory were to pull his knee out of his face long enough to actually read what the justices said, he might have written something intelligent on the subject (as he often does on many other non-political subjects).

In particular, the justices ruled only that the city of San Francisco had exceeded their authority by performing marriages not recognized by state law. Furthermore, the justices did not tender an opinion regarding whether the denial of same sex marriages violates the Constitution of California. Furthermore, the justices indicated that the court is certainly open to considering the issue of recognizing same sex marriages.

In other words, the court ruled exactly as anyone who has been paying attention expected. As well, this is pretty much exactly the conflict that the mayor of San Francisco wanted to create. By doing so, the question can be considered by the supreme court and, hopefully, the outcome will result in equal rights for all couples (as it did in Massachusetts).

cvs2svn, Berkeley DB, and Python Bindings

Thursday, August 12th, 2004

cvs2svn is quickly approaching a 1.0 quality release. The new version is a boatload faster and more correct than previous versions (way to go, fitz!!).

It won’t do wrappers, though. I’m working on that, but not in the way that might be expected. I’m not going to say any more about it until I actually have something to release. Oh, for 40 hour days!

Cvs2svn requires a relatively recent version of Berkeley DB and the python bindings for the same. Fortunately, this is quite easy to install.

You can grab a recent build of Berkeley DB for Mac OS X from Fred Sanchez’s site.

With that installed, you can grab the bsddb module from my .mac account.

Subversion on Mac OS X

Thursday, August 12th, 2004

I was going to write up a brief entry documenting how to install an Apache based Subversion server on Mac OS X.

Now I don’t have to.

Adam Swift has written an excellent article on MacDevCenter entitled Making the Jump to Subversion.

It covers the installation of the Subversion client, apache, the other necessary packages, the subversion server, configuration of the server, and includes a basic “how to use Subversion” guide.

It also includes a link to the Creating a Startup Item. I wasn’t aware of that article. Cool. That polishes off my personal Subversion server nicely!