Rendezvous on Fedora

Nothing new, really, but I decided to put up a on configuring Rendezvous on (or any other you happen to be using). It's a way to both compensate for the lack of updates in the section (which is in need of urgent review) and to help out recent comers to (one of whom is presently reading through everything in /etc to figure out where the BSDisms start turning into isms).

It's a simple enough procedure, let down only by the lack of flexibility in the current Rendezvous sample code (of which I had complained ), but of great usefulness for small networks with a box and several s.

In the meantime, if anyone has a comprehensive reference of Rendezvous-advertisable services (or sample configuration files with clever tricks in them) do drop me a line and I'll post them here.

As to doing the same on Windows, I lack the humungous amount of disk space Developer Studio tends to demand these days (or a Windows PC, for that matter - which is odd, because I've just realized I don't miss it at all at home) and my original Cygwin hack was not all that stable. I'm positive Howl will fill that gap eventually.

And Since It's 2AM Anyway...

...and I don't feel much like sleeping after updating my Photo Log, I'm pleased to note that Mozilla 1.6b is out, and is now the first cross-platform browser to support NTLM authentication on non-Windows platforms (other than IE, of course). Thunderbird is up to 0.4, too (with a more subtly polished look on Windows, where I installed it yesterday), and Evolution was also bumped to 1.5.

All in all, a nice set of updates, but the one I'm waiting for is the next Firebird (If NTLM makes the next release, I'll have no more reason to use IE - except for a few poorly designed tools that still rely on ActiveX).

Hack The Into

Until officially supports the in the next release, MobileWhack has a modified SymbianConduit and links to a pertinent discussion. This could of course break in a subtle fashion, but the sync protocol should be mostly the same, and more than a few people have been complaining about the itself being quite broken on its own, so my money is on the crashing before does.