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python-requests package update

April 1, 2012 1 comment

The newest version of python-requests now supports python 3. The python 3 version of requests is available as python3-requests package. Thanks Rex Dieter for the patch https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=807525 . I have also decided to maintain python-requests for EL6, i have pushed the latest version 0.11.1 to EL6.

Though it violates the updates policy https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Updates_Policy, i have updated python-requests from 0.6.6 to 0.10.8 in Fedora 16 as python-requests is a fast moving young project.

All the packages should land in updates-testing in a few days. Please visit https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/python-requests to learn more about the updates.

New package: Sqlninja

September 4, 2011 Leave a comment

sqlninja – http://sqlninja.sourceforge.net/download.html a candidate for Fedora security spin is now available in updates-testing repository

yum install –enablerepo=updates-testing sqlninja

The package currently does not include any payload binaries, they can be downloaded from http://sqlninja.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/sqlninja/scripts/

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New Package: Python-requests – HTTP for Humans

August 17, 2011 Leave a comment

According to http://docs.python-requests.org/en/latest/index.html

Most existing Python modules for sending HTTP requests are extremely verbose and cumbersome. Python’s builtin urllib2 module provides most of the HTTP capabilities you should need, but the api is thoroughly broken. It requires an enormous amount of work (even method overrides) to perform the simplest of tasks.

Things shouldn’t be this way. Not in Python

Sample code

>>> r = requests.get(‘https://api.github.com’, auth=(‘user’, ‘pass’))
>>> r.status_code
204
>>> r.headers['content-type']
‘application/json’
>>> r.content

The same sample , without using requests would look like https://gist.github.com/973705. Requests library indeed reduces the lines of code we have to write to set up HTTP requests.

The new library is available as python-requests in  Fedora. You can test the packaging using the following command

yum –enablerepo=updates-testing install python-requests

Have fun!

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ArpON 2.6 and emacs-goodies 35.0 lands in rawhide

July 17, 2011 Leave a comment

ArpON is a tool that makes Arp Protocol secure by preventing MITM caused by Arp Cache poisoning. There is a new version of ArpON available at http://arpon.sourceforge.net/download.html. ArpON 2.6 has now landed in Fedora rawhide repository.

emacs-goodies  package consists of lot of useful Emacs addons . A new version of this package is available at http://packages.debian.org/sid/lisp/emacs-goodies-el. The same will available in rawhide  shortly. I also updated emacs-goodies in F15 and F14 branches, that will be a bugfix update for existing  version 34.1.

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color-theme on EPEL

February 20, 2011 Comments off

Pushed emacs-color-theme for EPEL. I was able to test the EL5 build using centos 5 however i was unable to test the EL6 build as i don’t have RHEL6. i would appreciate if some one test the following scratch build on a EL6 machine http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=2851061. I am not sure whether it will work. i used the same spec file which i have used for EL5.

On the other news cricscore-applet was updated to 1.1.0.5 on all branches fixing a crash due to python API change.

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Fedora presence @ FOSS.in – day 1

December 16, 2010 Leave a comment

This is my first ever foss.in.  My flight arrived at bangalore by 8.30 in the morning. It took me nearly 2 hrs to reach my hotel from the airport. Beware if you want to catch a flight you better prepare and go well ahead of the time ’cause bangalore’s traffic sucks. I met aditya, amit and shreyank at the hotel and we headed towards the foss.in venue.

Everything started an hour late. The first talk was about wikipedia. Danese cooper CTO of wikimedia foundation gave a talk on the technology that drives the world’s fifth largest website. Santhosh thottingal’s work on wiki2cd was appreciated  by the wikimedia team. wiki2cd helps in creating offline content out of wikipedia.After the talk we met rahul and got our Fedora t-shirts (yay!) .

In the afternoon aditya and i went into meego mini-conf sessions by Nokia. Nokia is really trying to push meego into the mainstream (Good luck Nokia). In the evening the keynote address was given by rahul. He talked on a topic named “Failures of Fedora and what we have learned from them”, he gave us insights into what red hat/community did wrong and what they learnt from it. It was an awesome talk. Some points from his talk includes merger of core/extras repositories into a single repo, opening up the infrastructure, focus on improving packaging quality/guidelines, the problems they faced with documentation(because of red hat’s initial stand on freeing up the documentation license) , the proposed removal of CLA, the new update policy etc.

Finally we Fedora folks including lennart poettering went into a bar/restaurant and had a very good dinner. Thanks to the community architecture team for everything. We spent lot of time talking about what could be done to improve the  project. Harish pillay joined us there later in the restaurant. He explained why LTSP in Fedora needs some love and how it is getting  distro centric. We came back to hotel by 11.30 PM.

More pictures at http://www.zer0c00l.in/impressions/index.php/FOSS-IN-2010

New Package: Rinari – A Ruby on rails minor mode for emacs

August 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Pushed emacs-rinari into Fedora repositories, Review request is at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=622002 . This is the first time i am using fedpkg. It is nice. Thank you shakthi for the review.

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