Saturday, July 12, 2014

OpenSUSE 13.1 Post Install


I can't help help it - with this little netbook, and the SSD, I try the latest Fedora, Ubuntu, Elementary OS, Linux Mint. I keep coming back to OpenSUSE Gnome, which is my daily driver at work.



OpenSUSE 13.1 install took less that 15 minutes on a netbook, with a USB stick and an SSD.

USB Installation: http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Live_USB_stick





Gnome Extensions

Messaging Menu
Dash to dock


Install Sonar Theme

Gnome3 Adwaita title bars are way two thick. Sonar puts a smaller/darker title bar.

Install Chromium and Midori

Midori does an adequate impression of Safari/iPhone rendering.

Install Geany and plugins

Great all-purpose code editor with symbol browser

GEdit


Don't forget the power of GEdit and external tools

Install dbvis


http://www.dbvis.com/

Nautilus

Ctrl-D to create your first bookmark,  after that you can d-n-d.

Change the Nautilus location bar to show location instead of buttons:
>  gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences always-use-location-entry true

Add back new document menu: touch /Templates/text.txt




Note: Screenshot behavior has changed. It downloads immediately instead of opening or putting into clipboard, but has a lot of options. SEE http://www.whitemiceconsulting.com/2012/11/screen-capture-in-gnome3.htmlfor more details.

WEB DEV

I was going to make a separate post about setting up my webdev environment, but openSUSE patterns make it too easy.

Install  Pattern - Web and Lamp Server

Takes care of installing common php/mysql stuff, more.

Go to yast/http server to configure/start
It seems like it used to setup sftp/ssh for me, but struggling this time. I'm just using ftp.

PHP Extensions
phar
php openssl
mcrypt


Composer - https://getcomposer.org/doc/00-intro.md


curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer

 

 Use Tweak UI to add back minimize and maximize buttons

Friday, June 27, 2014

Quick-n-Easy Editor for TextPress


TextPress


Simple php/markdown based blog system built with Slim: 

Write articles in markdown, publish with Git.


OneFileCMS


But  if you're not into that, after installing it, download https://github.com/Self-Evident/OneFileCMS
  • create a directory "admin"
  • add file OneFileCMS.php
  • rename as you wish.
  • change article folder permissions
    chmod 775 articles
Voila! CMS.