Heck of a Week

Well, Breadcrumb NavXT 2.1.3 was going to be released on Thursday, but then some problems arose in the testbed. Truth be told it is my fault, I was playing around with HP’s Scrawlr (SQL injection vulnerability tester).

Since it was on a LAN, there was little stopping it from overloading the poor old p3 866 that I use for my web development testbed. No it did not completely lock up, but it did kill its Ethernet connection. As the testbed sits in a closet, without keyboard, mouse, or monitor I simply pressed the power button until it cycled off. Of course, this is not the recommended way to shut something down. I ended up corrupting the PHP5 libraries.

Luckily things weren’t beyond redemption, I resynchornised my ebuild list, emerged portage (self update), emerged apache and PHP. Now I get to reemerge PHP again as it wasn’t compiled against the correct version of Apache for some reason. Hopefully this will be fixed in an hour or so when PHP is done compiling. Then I can get back to work on Breadcrumb NavXT. 2.3.1 will be released by Monday, hopefully tonight if all things go well.

For 2.3.1 I’m looking into a fix that will allow the API filters to work on the correct elements in the breadcrumb. They should already do this, but as observed by users of qTranslate (it’s like the Polyglot plug-in) it is not working for some reason.

-John Havlik

[end of transmission, stay tuned]

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