It’s Been a Crazy Couple of Weeks

Figured it'd been a while since I did a general "status" post about what's been going on.

First and foremost, as I mentioned before, much of my spare time has gone into fixing up the Fink package database. It's now much easier on our web server, and uses a combination of PHP and a really spiffy Lucene-based full-text search engine called "Solr."

Also, I did some work on making Fink play nicer with the new Xquartz releases. It's still in testing, but in the meantime, their 2.1.1 release provides a workaround to allow Fink users on Leopard to run without issue.

I've also been wearing my hat recently, and am working on some spiffy customer-management tools for keeping track of our support work better. I'm a big fan of Ruby on Rails, and am mocking it up in that -- on top of JRuby, of course.

In the process, of getting my development system set up to do rails development, I updated all of the Fink packages for rails 2.0 and related stuff, as well as taking over rubygems from the previous maintainer. They're now all up-to-date, and I've been doing my rails development with a purely fink-based ruby/rails install, which is nice.

Plenty of other stuff got updated or added as well:

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2 comments to It’s Been a Crazy Couple of Weeks

  • Luke Somers

    I just tried to find cairo in the list, but it wasn’t there.
    Since the main site is down, I’m left asking here – how can I access it? Is it part of something else, pango, perhaps? Or are you talking about some other cairo? How would I get it, if its name isn’t in the fink list?

  • Ranger Rick

    You probably just need to enable unstable; cairo is definitely there…