Wayland and Microsoft Teams

Or: Debian on the desktop, worse in 2021? I used Linux as my primary desktop until end of 2015, where I switched to a job where I also occasionally would do some work on an iOS app. And since the only way to compile an iOS app, or have useful stuff such as debuggers, is… Continue reading Wayland and Microsoft Teams

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DBD::mysql – even more utf8-issues fixed, super CI

In my previous post I explained how many utf-8 related issues are now fixed in the latest DBD::mysql development release, and I asked for feedback and testing from our users. Even better utf-8 handling I’m happy to inform you that, thanks to your feedback, we’ve now released yet another development version, with even more UTF8… Continue reading DBD::mysql – even more utf8-issues fixed, super CI

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DBD::mysql – all your UTF-8 bugs are belong to us!!□□

After a couple of years of more or less “maintenance mode” on DBD::mysql – we had a hand full of people contributing occasional fixes and a whole slew of drive-by contributors – we now have a prolific contributor again: Pali Rohár. It’s great to see some more long-standing issues taken care of! This time around,… Continue reading DBD::mysql – all your UTF-8 bugs are belong to us!!□□

CPAN Pull Request Challenge for February: Archive::BagIt

About the challenge See for more information my post about January. My assignment for February This month my assignment is Archive::BagIt. I never heard of BagIt before, but according to the Wikipedia page it is a format used by libraries to archive information and to be able to retrieve it later. I decided to check… Continue reading CPAN Pull Request Challenge for February: Archive::BagIt

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Installing DBD::mysql on Strawberry Perl is really easy!

DBD::mysql is the driver for the Perl DBI database interface. Basically, if you want to interact with your MySQL or MariaDB  server from Perl, this is the driver you’d use. I co-maintain the driver and heard people complaining that it’s difficult to install it on Windows. This post basically explains that it’s not so bad.… Continue reading Installing DBD::mysql on Strawberry Perl is really easy!

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