Category: Guides

12
Jun

Install phpUnderControl on CentOS 5

A while back now I started setting up a server to use as a development machine. From a standard CentOS 5 installation I have installed SubVersion and Trac. Now I have finally got round to installing phpUnderControl for continuous integration and build management.

As usual, there are many great guides already on the net but getting everything to work usually requires a few of these references and a few additional changes. I will point out where I got the information from where applicable but the aim of this guide is to be complete and comprehensive.

If you follow this guide you should start with a basic CentOS 5 installation with Subversion setup correctly and end up with a working installation of phpUnderControl.

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15
Mar

Link Targets in XHTML

I always prefer to build websites in valid XHTML as it allows for a stricter, more maintainable envorinment to build websites than traditional HTML. However, there are a few features of HTML I like to make use of.

For example, making links open in new windows using the target attribute is unsupported by XHTML.

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31
Jan

Chaining with MooTools 1.2 – Tutorial

This guide will show how powerful the MooTools Chain class is. In MooTools chaining facilitates the execution of a stack of functions sequentially and is extremely powerful. I have only tested this in MooTools v1.2 beta 2.

I will be posting more of these short guides on using MooTools in the upcoming weeks. Each will focus on a small problem and solve it with MooTools with the aim of being a useful way to learn the framework.

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06
Jan

Setup Subversion and Trac on CentOS 5

Recently I set up a virtual server to use as a development machine. It runs on CentOS 5 and hosts several Subversion repositories with associated Trac projects.

There are many guides and plenty of help on the net to help you setup such a system. However, when I tried to do it I came across a few problems and I hope this post may help at least a few people trying to do the same as me. I am not going to rewrite the great tutorials out there, I will just point you to them and note what things I did differently.

This ‘guide’ should get you from a fresh install of CentOS 5 linux to one or more working Subversion (SVN) repositories and associated Trac wiki’s. Apache/WebDAV is used as the network layer. I have only tested this on a fresh install of CentOS 5.

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