On why cron.d file was not running

If neither the --lsbsysinit option nor the --regex option is given then the names must consist entirely of ASCII upper- and lower-case letters, ASCII digits, ASCII underscores, and ASCII minus-hyphens [run-parts(8)].

And that's is why the cron.d file was not running!

Gladly someone mentioned it before.


Leaving feedburner

Just to mention that I will be removing the feedburner feed link in the following days, so if you are subscribed to that link, please use http://marvil07.net/rss.xml instead, the new link will be working in the following hours, i.e. after feedburner had read this post.


On re-writing drupal contribution analyzer scripts

In the last months I have been incrementally rewriting the scripts behind the stats I weekly publish about drupal core contributions.

This post is about some background on why and how it happened.

tldr; see conclusion below and the link above with produced data.

claws mail moved to git

Some time ago I started maintaining a mirror of Claws mail CVS repository into git.

That is not necessary anymore, the Claws Mail team have made the move to git, so now upstream itself is using git \o/ (git://git.claws-mail.org/claws.git and git://git.claws-mail.org/contacts.git).
Also notice that they have recently merged core and plugins repositories.

I have just deleted the github repositories corresponding to each CVS repository (claws-mail, claws-mail-plugins and claws-contacts), and disabled the scripts that have been doing the updates.

Claws Mail team, thanks for the move to git!


Contribution log section

I have started a new section of the blog: Contribution log,

The main idea behind it is track what I am doing, and hopefully it will help me to choose in a better way what I do based on the past history.

Those posts will not appear on the main feed to avoid noise, but there is a feed on the mentioned link if someone is interested.

Another try to automate drupal core contribution statistics generation

I have been writing about Drupal core statistics several times in the past, and incrementally, I have been automating the process of extract/sanitize contributors from commit messages and generating visualizations of the contributions.

The code is maintained on one of my drupal.org sandboxes, Drupal contribution analyzer, but I know, specially for the dependencies, that is not really trivial to run.

This time, instead of just presenting a new set of the statistics/visualizations output, I am glad to announce that I will be releasing a new version of the statistics and the visualizations once per week. In that way, the results will be available while I iterate on the code.

The site where the data will be available will be Drupal core contribution statistics website.

If you want to make any suggestion, please do it on the project's issue queue.

Following, one of the images generated, just to provide an idea of what is there.

LW2011: Participando en el Googgle Summer of code

Como cada año, el grupo Linux IDES de la PUCP organizó el Linux Week, esta vez en su edición 2011.

Junto con Diego Escalante dimos una charla con el título Participando en el Googgle Summer of code. La idea de la charla fue motivar a los estudiantes asistentes a participar de este programa de Google en su edición 2011.

A late note about DrupalCon Chicago

I was lucky to receive one of the partial scholarships to attend DrupalCon Chicago 2011. So, thanks for giving me the opportunity to be there!

As any drupalcon I had been part of, the way I feel inside it is just awesome. Actually take almost the whole Sheraton for a week was insane! Let me tell a little bit about my stay there.

Analyzing Drupal 7.0 development history

I tried before to analyze the development of drupal history, and I end up creating a little project to actually track the scripts and other things I am using to do that.

Now that drupal 7.0 is out, I improve a little more those scripts named drupal contribution analyzer, and now I am uploading the results of that.

Analyzing Drupal core commits

Sometime ago I posted about making a codeswarm video for drupal.

Since that time I was trying to improve it, and now I want to publish the new code(python prove me that it's rock solid faster :-p) and I also made some scripts to create lists of two interesting factors: activity by commits and by modified files. And, by the way, I generated tag clouds based on that info!


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