Creating multiple git forks using upstream branches

Working with Git is… complex. It’s not that it’s from another world, and the complexity is probably worth it considering the crazy things it allows you to do, but sometimes it’s just mind-bloggingly complex to understand how to do things…

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Creating a new branch in Mercurial

A really good guide on branching is available here: http://stevelosh.com/blog/2009/08/a-guide-to-branching-in-mercurial/ In my case, I wanted to branch a previous version of my code to launch a parallel branch for bug-fixing of the previous release. I used the Chamilo code repository…

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Exit Dokkeos, Enter Chamilo

Those of you watching closely the Dokeos code will have noticed… I stopped contributing to the project in December 2009, along with my team of 12 and all of our fellow community members. The only changes we sent were actually…

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Building a free open-source development business is not easy

Note: I’m talking about free, public, open-source software here, not that hacked open-source stuff that you just provide to your customers. Mostly, the difficulty of managing an open-source business is that there are even less good management people that know…

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Too busy

I don’t know what’s happened but August was supposed to be a quiet month and then all of a sudden dozens of work requests appeared and we have been completely drowned with work. The good news in all that is…

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Dokeos event for Americas

If you’re a fan of Dokeos and plan to head to South America during the next few days, then you definitely want to get to DOKUDA, the 25th and 26th of June 2009. We’ve been preparing the event for about…

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OLPC project, Escuelab and Dokeos/Chamilo

Today I went to the Escuelab in the centre of Lima to meet with Alberto, Kike Mayorga and Kiko Contreras. My visit was apparently taken with great interest and they’ve video-interviewed me for some time to talk about DOKUDA and…

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Dokeos used on XO/OLPC in primary school, Uruguay

Ana Elena, from Uruguay, sent this video to Dokeos Latinoamérica the other day. We first discussed in a blog comment on the Dokeos Latinoamérica’s blog, then I wanted to know more about their project, so this was their answer… [youtube…

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One week until 1.8.6 stable

Regular readers will start to think that I like giving delays that I cannot respect. To be on the *safe* side, I’d like them to know that customers always have priority over the software, which gives me a good excuse…

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Dokeos 1.8.6 RC1 almost ready

We’ve been stuck all week on SCORM problems (time tracking). Two of us (Isaac and Julio) have been working on that, and I’ve been giving them some help from time to time, but I was pretty much stuck replying to…

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