14 Articles tagged “Prefix”

So there it is, at long last, the final 1.0.0 release of prefix! It’s on its way into the debian repository (targetting sid, in testing in 10 days) and available on pgfoundry to. In order to make it clear that I intend to maintain this version, the number has 3 digits rather than 2… which is also what PostgreSQL users will expect. The only last minute change is that you can now use the first version of the two following rather than the second one:



After having used elscreen for a long time, I’m now a very happy user of escreen, which feels much better integrated and allows to have one ring of recently visited buffers per screen. Which is what you need when using a screen like feature, really. At first, it seemed so good as not to require any tweaking, but soon enough I had to adapt it to my workflow. After all that’s exactly for being able to do this that I’m using emacs :)


The function didn’t allow for using more than one mailrc file, which isn’t a good idea, so I’ve just added that. Oh and for gnus integration what I need is (add-hook 'message-mode-hook 'mail-abbrevs-setup) it seems… so that if I type the alias it’ll get automatically expanded. And to be real lazy and avoid having to type in the entire alias, mail-abbrev-complete-alias to the rescue, assigned to some easy to reach keys.


So I’ve been adviced to use ~/.mailrc for keeping a basic address book in Emacs, for use within gnus for example. I had to resort to the manual to find out how to use the file aliases when I need them, that is when composing a mail. For the record, here’s what I had to do: ;; mails and aliases (add-hook 'mail-mode-hook 'mail-abbrevs-setup) (global-set-key (kbd "C-c @") 'mail-abbrev-insert-alias) That means I prefer hitting C-c @, then typing the alias in the minibuffer (with completion) and there after see the full mail address in my message-mode buffer.


It seems like debian developers are back from annual conference and holiday, so they have had a look at the NEW queue and processed the packages in there. Two of them were mines and waiting to get in unstable, hstore-new and preprepare. Time to do some bug fixing already, as hstore-new packaging is using a bash’ism I shouldn’t rely on (or so the debian buildfarm is telling me) and for preprepare I was waiting for inclusion before to go improving the GUC management, stealing some code from Selena’s pgGearman :)

Dimitri Fontaine

PostgreSQL Major Contributor

Open Source Software Engineer

France