The complete guide to screencasting in Ubuntu 14.04 + Gnome Shell

For those developers of you wanting to do more than just develop under Linux, you’ll have realized that there are many things stopping you for doing proper video tutorials as easily as you would do it with some non-free (as…

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Crowdin terms review for Chamilo LMS translations

As we migrate to gettext for Chamilo LMS v10, we are also looking for a platform to host our translation system (considering our current translation system does not support gettext). We will migrate most existing translations, but we were looking…

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Using php5-memcached to store sessions on distributed servers

This article is an extension of the previous article about storing sessions in Memcached with PHP. Using Memcached for sessions storage is generally a matter of speed (storing them in memory is faster than on disk) and of scalability (using…

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Howto connect OpenMeetings 2 or 3 with Chamilo LMS 1.9.8

Chamilo LMS 1.9.8 comes with an OpenMeetings plugin. This means that you can organize OpenMeetings videoconference rooms directly from your Chamilo courses. Now this setup requires a few essential things. The 2 most important are: a working installation of Chamilo…

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Using Chamilo juju charm to setup a dev environment on Digital Ocean

If you’re in a hurry/on speed, know this: this procedure is slightly more difficult (so longer) than installing the charm on Amazon you can skip directly to “Installing Juju” if you already have juju installed, you can skip to the…

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On PHP and cache slams and solutions

While reading about Doctrine’s cache mechanism (which applies to other stuff than database queries, by the way), my eye was caught by a little message at the end (last section) about cache slams. I have used cache mechanisms extensively over…

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Great VIM regexp tutorial

Just a (great) reference: http://vimregex.com/ Read it = love it!

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Varnish stops file download after 60 seconds

The default installation of Varnish 3 on Debian-based system (including Ubuntu) will set a default timeout for sending files to users (i.e. for users files download) to 60 seconds. To change this limit, it is necessary to update your default…

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Chamilo 1.9.4 released, clear the way!

Today we release Chamilo 1.9.4, with a number of notable improvements in speed, usability and features, but you know… that’s nothing compared to what we’re preparing for version 1.10. We’ve got a pocket full of kryptonite ready to blow your…

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BeezNest to launch cloud hosting for Chamilo LMS

At the beginning of December, BeezNest will be launching its new, low-cost cloud hosting service for Chamilo LMS 1.9. This will enable non-technical teachers to host their own Chamilo LMS portal by only completing a form and scheduling a monthly…

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