Yesterday, the first milestone of the Havana developement branch of Ceilometer has been released and is now available for testing and download. This means the first quarter of the OpenStack Havana development has passed!
One of my recent innocent tweet about Gerrit vs Github triggered much more reponses and debate that I expected it to. I realize that it might be worth explaining a bit what I meant, in a text longer than 140 characters.
Last week was the OpenStack Design Summit in Portland, OR where we, developers, discussed and designed the new OpenStack release (Havana) coming up.
While working on the XLcloud project (HPC on cloud) it appeared clear to us that OpenStack was missing a critical component towards resource reservations.
CL-JSON provides an encoder for Lisp data structures and objects to JSON format. Unfortunately, in some case, its default encoding mechanism for CLOS objects isn’t exactly doing the right thing. I’ll show you how Common Lisp makes it easy to change that.
Recently, I’ve started programming in Common Lisp.
A few months ago, I wrote about my reverse engineering attempt to Logitech Unifying devices. Back then, I concluded my post with big hopes on the future after receiving a document with some part of the specification of the HID++ 2.0 from Logitech.
A couple of weeks ago, some of my summer work has been merged to UPower, adding battery support for some Logitech devices.
After 6 months of development, we are proud to release the first release of Ceilometer, the OpenStack Metering project. Ceilometer. This is a first and amazing milestone for us: we follow all other projects by releasing a version for Folsom!
Using Ceilometer, you should now be able to meter your OpenStack cloud and retrieve its usage to build statistics or bill your customer!
I had to install Debian Wheezy on a brand new Sony Vaio Z laptop with the new Ivy Bridge architecture (SVZ1311C5E). I’ll talk about this here, because it’s always nice to know that new hardware works quite fine (or not) under Debian.
A year ago, I bought a Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750. I’m particularly picky on keyboards, but this one is good. It has an incredible useful feature: while being wireless, it has no need for disposable or rechargeable batteries, it uses solar power!
My problem is that there’s obviously no way to know the battery status from Linux, the provided application only working on Windows.
For the last 10 years, I’ve been working on many Free Software projects. From Debian to OpenStack, through awesome, Emacs, XCB and many more. This obviously allowed me to enhance my technical skills, but it also taught me about Free Software and Open Source development processes, and how to work with and close to the community.
Working for almost 6 years at Easter-eggs taught me how to work in an autonomous manner, how to lead and manage a project. And how to run a company, thanks to the cooperative status of this great one.
These are the reasons why I decided to leave my latest job and run my own company to work as a freelance consultant & developer specialized in Free Software, starting today.
02 Jul 2012 | Tags: work
This service provides a simple storage service for applications using RESTful interfaces, providing maximum data availability and storage capacity.
I explain here how some parts of the storage and replication in Swift works, and show some of its current limitations.
If you don’t know Swift and want to read a more “shallow” overview first, you can read John Dickinson’s Swift Tech Overview.
Last week, I worked on my Google Maps for Emacs extension. I’ve introduced a new format handling for locations which include the longitude and latitude. The initial format was just a string describing the location, which was obviously too limited.
Since several month, awesome users have reported a bug with OpenOffice.org. When using OOo and clicking on a menu, or using the mouse wheel to read a document, the currently selected tag (desktop) will change automagically to another one.
11 Feb 2009
I still don’t know why but many GTK+ applications use something called eggtrayicon. As far as I know, eggtrayicon.c is a file written in 2002 by Anders Carlsson which implements the Freedesktop.org system tray procotol for GTK+ applications.
Ben Armstrong opened an ITP for the ATL1E NIC driver, which is found on some Asus EeePC laptops. So, as suggested by Maximilian Attems, I provided a clean patch for this driver, made from a cherry-pick from the linux-netdev 2.6.27 tree. It has been committed into the 2.6.26-1 Debian kernel, which will be furnished with Lenny.