Depreciation Notice

As of today, October 22, 2007, Breadcrumb Navigation XT version 1.9.x is no longer supported or available for general consumption. A month ago Breadcrumb Navigation XT 1.10.0 was released, bringing with it support for WordPress 2.3’s new taxonomy system. This version has been tested and verified to work on WordPress 2.2 installations, and can be safely used by those of you still blogging using that depreciated platform. Look forward to Breadcrumb NavXT 2.0 sometime next month. Additionally, WordPress 2.2 support will no longer be guaranteed in one more month as I develop in a WordPress 2.3 environment.

-John Havlik

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Breadcrumb Navigation XT 1.10.0

Now with 100% more tags. That’s right, WordPres 2.3 is right around the metaphorical corner, and in preparation Breadcrumb Navigation XT 1.10.0 is now safe for general consumption. Support for the Simple Tagging Plugin was dropped in favor of the WordPress 2.3 taxonomy scheme. Additional changes include some bug fixes with those combobox setting selectors in the administration interface and some code fix ups to use the WordPress API in a more consistent manner when dealing with taxonomy. Remember that this may cause PHP indigestion problems for WordPress 2.2 or earlier. The old version (1.9.x) will remain available for one month. However, version 1.9.x will no longer be supported one week after WordPress 2.3 is released.

-John Havlik

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Make Your List,

Check it twice, find out whether your plug-ins are Naughty or Nice. Only days remain until WordPress 2.3 graces us with its presence. Due to some quite major changes in the database regarding categories and links, many plug-ins that directly accessed the database in the past will break. Some misbehave to the extent of crashing Apache on your web server. A big-time offender here is Extended Live Archives. While writing Breadcrumb Navigation XT 1.10.0, I spent some time testing various components of my blog in WP2.3. I also managed to update Berry to support tags (partially, as will be visible once WP 2.3 is out).

-John Havlik

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Breadcrumb NavXT and WordPress 2.3

This week WordPress 2.3-RC1 will be released. As it is a release candidate, it will more-or-less be what will be released next week. That being said, I will be testing the current plug-in for compatibility (minus tags). Should everything work fine there will be no need to migrate to a newer version to remain compatible with WordPress 2.3. Some schedule conflicts will force me to push off the re-writing of Breadcrumb Navigation XT for 2.0. Instead for 2.0, I will add support for archives by tags (really the only new thing to add for tag compatibility), and do a little code cleanup in preparation for a major overhaul in a future version (maybe 2.1 or 2.2). At that time an additional navigation related plug-in will be released, and Breadcrumb Navigation XT will be renamed Breadcrumb NavXT, and become part of the “NavXT” plug-in suite.

-John Havlik

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Automagically Delicious

Back into the Gentoo partition this evening, and things are great. The ATI driver automagically began working again, after not working when reinstalling it after a run with the open-source driver. So I updated that to the latest, before I was only getting 50 – 100 FPS with glxgears, now I get about 500 to 600 FPS with glxgears on my Radeon 9600, talk about an improvement. Now only if October’s driver would come sooner so I can have Compiz fusion running with out XGL.

After fixing the graphics issues, I moved on to getting the shared printer on mtekktux to connect on my computer, that didn’t require much effort either. Just a quick configuration of CUPS, and updating HPLIP, setting the printer as default, and Kablam! printing works.

Now came the annoying sound issues. In particular, if alsasound is not started your previous gmixer settings get lost in Gnome (probably the same way with KDE). Fixing this is simple, just add alsasound to the default run level using rc-update add alsasound default. Now on boot alsasound will launch restoring settings from the previous session (that’s if it is configured to do so, which it is by default). As things have gone good so far, I plugged in my Logitech Music Anyware USB wireless audio device. Running cat /proc/asound/cards revealed:

1 [Tra ]: USB-Audio - Logitech Music Anywhere USB Tra
Logitech Logitech Music Anywhere USB Tra at usb-0000:00:1d.2-1, full speed

ALSA found it! So it was time to test to see if it works, and sure enough it does. The remote doesn’t work (yet), but that’s because Audacious doesn’t hook into the multimedia hotkey functions yet. For something that does not claim Linux support, having the major function of it work is success by any standard.

-John Havlik

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