Building Git 1.8 on Centos 6

We use Centos as a VM for development. Intellij IDEA was complaining about the 1.7.1 version from the Centos distro, requiring 1.7.1.1. Picky. So I grabbed the git source: $ git clone https://github.com/git/git $ cd git $ make ... http-push.c:920: error: ‘xml_cdata’...

Building KDiff3 on Centos 6

My goto diff tool on Windows is the open-source WinMerge. On Linux, Ubuntu has an installable KDiff3, a member of the Qt-based KDE family of tools. At work we are using Centos 6 as our dev VM, and no installable KDiff3 is available. So the README says to $ ./configure...

Yeoman

Seems yeoman is the best for Angular dev, like rails. Create, modify controller, views on the fly. Except it doesnt work. On Windows 8. Tried in my Centos 6 VM from work. gen a project: Error angular You don't seem to have a generator with the name karma:app...

Boolean Params in Jenkins

I modified an existing job in Jenkins to use a boolean flag, so I could check it if I wanted to disable the Maven tests. To do so, you define a property: mvn -Dmaven.skip.tests=true goal goal... So for the boolean config I set the name to maven.skip.tests and put in...