Rafael Sanches

May 30, 2008

new audio toy – terratec dmx 6 fire usb

Filed under: home studio — Tags: , , — mufumbo @ 9:06 pm

Today I have “invested” a reasonable amount of money in the Terratec DMX 6Fire USB witch seems to be a very cool toy! It’s engine runs at 24 bits / 192 kHz and promises crystal-clear sound with a with switched 48V phantom power, a -20 dB pad switch and separated gain controls.

Now I just have to find the best software for starting recording. I am very used to Magix Samplitude, but my last recordings with the open source tool Ardour2 under Linux were not bad at all! I hope I can use it easily with Ubuntu Studio.

May 14, 2008

database replication tools

Filed under: performance, programming — Tags: — mufumbo @ 9:32 pm

Today I was searching about replication architecturesand found a very interesting presentation: Portable Scale-Out Benchmarks for MySQL that refers to GORDA – “Open Replication of Databases“. The following tools are the result of my search on that topic:

ESCADA is a opensource implementation of the GORDA replication server interface. It provides a full range of database replication options across a multiple database management systems, in a single inter-operable and evolutive package. Target application scenarios include:

  • Asynchronous master-slave replication, the no-frills industry standard approach.
  • Consistent multi-master/update everywhere replication for scalable and high performance shared-nothing clusters.
  • Zero data-loss inter-cluster replication over WAN for mission critical applications and disaster recovery.

SEQUOIA is a database cluster middleware that allows any Java application to transparently access a cluster of databases through JDBC. You do not have to modify client applications, application servers or database server software. You just have to ensure that all database accesses are performed through JDBC.

SEQUOIA allows to achieve scalability, high availability and failover for database tiers. It instantiates the concept of Redundant Array of Inexpensive Databases (RAIDb). The database is distributed and replicated among several nodes and SEQUOIA load balance the queries between these nodes. The server can be accessed from a generic JDBC driver, used by the clients. The client drivers forward the SQL requests to the SEQUOIA controller that balances them on a cluster of replicate d databases (reads are load balanced and writes are broadcasted).

Slony-I is a “master to multiple slaves” replication system supporting cascading (e.g. – a node can feed another node which feeds another node…) and failover.

The big picture for the development of Slony-I is that it is a master-slave replication system that includes all features and capabilities needed to replicate large databases to a reasonably limited number of slave systems.

May 10, 2008

simple script to merge commits from a bugzilla id

Filed under: maintainability, programming — Tags: , , , , — mufumbo @ 9:15 pm

Today i have made my first PERL script!

For me it is very painful when it arrives the time to merge, into another branch, all the commits that i have done in the “trunk”. I have searched a little and did not find anything that could magically solve all my problems. I know that it’s better to create a separated branch when there are lot’s of commits, but there are some cases that a super-simple functionality can explode into a big ball of mud.

Practically the script merge all the commits of a bugzilla id to another branch. If someone knows a standard way to do this; please tell me!

The script take three inputs:

  1. The starting revision ID to filter the search.
  2. The SVN address of the source.
  3. The search string to filter the results. Here you put your bugzilla bug id.

Commands that are executed when you launch the script:

  1. Go to the directory of the destination branch.
  2. To execute the script simply do:
  3. svn_search_merge.pl 0 https://svn.example.com/main/trunk/ “1: “
  4. Note that “1: ” is the bugzilla bug id. What happens next is:
  5. svn log -r 1:HEAD https://svn.example.com/main/trunk/
  6. With that command we get the log of all commits from the revision 1 to the HEAD. After it’s just matter of check if the string “1: ” is inside the log. Then we simply execute:
  7. svn merge -r (ACTUAL_REVISION-1):ACTUAL_REVISION https://svn.example.com/main/trunk/

Source code of the script:


# Simple script to merge commits from a source branch to the current destination directory.
# https://mufumbo.wordpress.com/2008/05/10/simple-script-to-merge-commits-from-a-bugzilla-id/
# Example:
# $ cd my-branch-destination/
# $ svn_search_merge.pl 3000 https://svn.example.com/main/trunk/ "bug 673"
# Where 3000 is the starting revision and "bug 673" is the string to match in the comments.
use strict;
use warnings;

my $prev_revision = shift;
my $svnHost = shift;
my $searchStr = shift;

print "Starting Revision: $prev_revision\n";
print "SVN addr: $svnHost\n";
print "Search pattern: $searchStr\n";

my $buffer;
$buffer = `svn log -r $prev_revision:HEAD $svnHost`;
my $shouldContinue = "y";
LOGS: foreach my $changelog_entry (split(/----+/m, $buffer)) {
    if($changelog_entry =~ m/($searchStr)/) {
            #my (undef, $info, undef, $comment) = split(/\n/, $changelog_entry);
            #next unless $info =~ m/^r/;

        print "\n--------------------------------------------------";
        print $changelog_entry;
        my $revisionId = substr($changelog_entry, 2, 5);
        $revisionId =~ s/^\s+//;
        $revisionId =~ s/\s+$//;

        if ($shouldContinue ne 'a') {
            PROMPT: while(1) {
                print "\nShould continue with merge of revision '$revisionId'? (Yes,Always,Skip,Exit): ";
                $shouldContinue = <>;

                last PROMPT if $shouldContinue eq 'y';
                last PROMPT if $shouldContinue eq 'a';
                next LOGS if $shouldContinue eq 's';
                die("User requested to stop.") if $shouldContinue eq 'e';
        else {
            print "\nAuto merging '$revisionId'\n";

        my $pRevisionId = $revisionId-1;
        my $mergeBuffer = `svn merge -r $pRevisionId:$revisionId $svnHost`;
        print $mergeBuffer;

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