Thomas Capricelli archive
Category: Linux kernel

August 26, 2020

Mirrors migrated out of bitbucket

by orzel
Categories: Admin, Django, Linux kernel
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As you are probably aware, bitbucket is dead. At least the original bitbucket as we knew it, the leader in mercurial hosting. They no longer host mercurial repositories, so I had to move my kernel and Django mirrors. They are now hosted on my own heptapod instance, at the following URL: I did the […]

November 14, 2011

New lightweight admin-oriented linux kernel mercurial mirror

by orzel
Categories: Admin, Gentoo, Linux kernel
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On most servers I’m responsible for, I use to compile my own kernels. Instead of downloading/applying patches, which is cumbersome, I was using the (now broken) mercurial mirror It was great as i just had to do something like “hg pull -u; hg up -r v2.6.xx” to update my tree. Though, this has several […]

May 13, 2011

How to detect Altivec availability on linux/ppc at runtime

by orzel
Categories: Gentoo, Linux kernel
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It is easy to find information on how to detect the availability of the different SSE instructions sets on the x86 platform.. but this get trickier when you’re looking after AltiVec. This page provide some code and a link explaining why methods based on try and catch exception are bad: I did few modifications […]

November 2, 2008

Activities gallery

by orzel
Categories: Admin, Django, Gentoo, KDE, Linux kernel
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While developing my recently released activity mercurial extension (and here too), I did a lot of tests on some quite famous/big projects. I’ve found the results to be quite interesting and decided to put up this gallery. Are you interested in the history of commits for kde, linux, django, portage(software), and others? warning : this […]

June 14, 2008

Entering the blogosphere….

by orzel
Categories: Gentoo, KDE, Linux kernel
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I intend to use this blog to give insights about my free software development stuff, which is mainly related to Qt/KDE, gentoo, and the linux kernel.