Darren Beale Web developer & early adopter

ArchiveJanuary 2008

Debugging with PhpED and DBG


As long-term PhpED user I’ve always been well aware that I was not making the most of some of the more powerful features of my IDE, particularly the debugging capabilities. Well this week I finally got debugging set-up properly and as per most of my other blog posts I’m listing what I did here for future reference and just in case it helps anyone else.

Multiple project Trac set-up


I’ve already installed Trac and I now want to be able to set-up multiple projects with the minimum of fuss. My requirements are: Not having to mess with the Apache configuration every time I add a new project because I don’t want to have to restart apache Make some simple modifications to the stanadard trac.ini so that, for example, the logo at the top links to the home of that trac...

Vim auto indenting


I used to get annoyed when pasting text into a Vim window as each line would indent one more tab than the last line. To fix it I used to add set noautoindent in /etc/vimrc, however this unsurprisingly turns off auto indenting, which is a useful feature for normal typing. Today I came up with a definitive solution to this by setting a key binding for ‘pastetoggle’. Now in vimrc is the...

Subversion over ssh


My background task over the Christmas holidays was to ensure that I had the ability to give read/write access to a subversion repository situated on a machine within our corporate network so that staff or external contractors can access it via the interweb but without me needing to open up additional ports on our firewall. The server running Debian ‘etch’ is sitting within our DMZ and...

Installing Trac on Debian etch


The following is a no-frills install guide for getting Trac up and running on a Debian ‘etch’ Linux system. The assumption is that you’ve already got mysql and subversion working and have created a subversion repository (tip: apt-get install mysql-server subversion). The first thing that we need to do is install Python, easy_install and the mysql & python bindings: apt-get...

Darren Beale Web developer & early adopter