Thursday, September 26, 2013

Pidgin-sipe updated to 1.17.0

* New upstream version 1.17.0 "Lync 2013" (2013-09-21)
        - Feature #62: Support for Lync 2013 Unified Contact Store (Stefan Becker)
        - Feature #59: Support for Lync 2013 Persistent Chats (Stefan Becker)
        - Fixed #211: Status "away" or "busy" incorrectly mapped to "Invisible" (Michael Lamb)
        - Fixed #209: group chat doesn't like HTML (Stefan Becker)
        - Fixed #200: OCS archiving system blocks audio/video connection (Jakub Adam)
        - Fixed #187: Duplicate messages in group chat (Stefan Becker)
        - Fixed #184: Duplicate users showing in Group Chat (Stefan Becker)
        - fix EWS autodiscover for Office 365 (Stefan Becker)
        - add support for group chat history (Stefan Becker)
        - add support for buddy photos on Lync 2013 (Stefan Becker)
as usual, you can get it at:

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Pidgin-sipe updated to 1.16.1

* New upstream version 1.16.1 "Bug Fixes I" (2013-07-13)
        - Feature #66: Windows DLL version information (Stefan Becker)
        - fix call failure when host has multiple IP addresses (Jakub Adam)
        - fix buddy list handling after moving to Lync 2013 (Stefan Becker)
          * Lync 2013 migrates buddy list to Unified Contact Store (UCS)
          * NOTE: modifying the buddy list is *NOT* supported yet!
        - crash fixes for new HTTP stack (Stefan Becker)

get it at:

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Spatial indexing in mongodb

I don't really know when it was, added to mongodb, but it seems that not only mongo supports more geometry types now, but it also supports spherical calculation of predicates (intersection, inclusion, distance) on spatial data:

The supported types (as of now) are:

  • point
  • linestring
  • polygon
So for any composite geometries (multi-* or heteregenious collections) you would need to have a 1:many relationship and index on geometry parts. Since mongo supports only intersection and inclusion as predicates, these also work well for the parts (if a part of geometry intersects predicate, the full geometry also does; if all parts of geometry are included, full geometry is included), it seems that it is a good fit for a large part of GIS applications. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Pidgin-sipe updated to 1.16.0

        - Feature #58: Implement Digest authentication scheme for SIP Proxy Authentication (Stefan Becker)
        - Fixed #196: Useragent value not forwarded to core (Michael Lamb)
        - Fixed #193: Pidgin Status changes stop working (Stefan Becker)
        - Fixed #186: Users appear offline when they are not (Stefan Becker)
        - fix kinit-less use case with krb5 >= 1.11 (Stefan Becker)
        - rewritten HTTP stack from scratch (Stefan Becker)
          * cleaner, layered and hopefully less error-prone implementation
          * HTTP stack internals no longer exposed to user code
          * reduced network traffic and less SSL handshakes by utilizing HTTP/1.1
            connection keep alive for multiple HTTP requests to the same host
        - switch purple backend to deferred destruction approach (Stefan Becker)
          * Pidgin should no longer crash at connection close, even in corner cases
        - add menu entry to make a call with a phone number (Jakub Adam)
        - some progress on telepathy backend (Stefan Becker)
          * add TLS certificate accept/reject user interaction
          * add "Single Sign-On" & "Don't Publish Calendar" account options

get it at:

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Pidgin-sipe updated to 1.15.1

Built with video and audio support, for precise, quantal and raring.

Get it at:


        - Fixed #190: SIP 407 response rejected with invalid message signature (Stefan Becker)
        - Fixed #189: Adium SIPE plugin vs. libpurple linking issues (Michal Lamb)
        - fixed free-after-use issue that caused crashes for some users (Stefan Becker)
        - fixed broken NTLM fallback in Negotiate (Stefan Becker)
        - fixed subscriptions expiration by subscribing again after re-authentication (Stefan Becker)
        - allow different user name and login for Office 365 authentication (Stefan Becker)
        - add SIPE version & git commit ID to debug log (Stefan Becker)
        - added valgrind log analyzer script (Stefan Becker)
        - added NTLM message anaylzer (Stefan Becker)
        - updated translations: Hungarion (hu), Romanian (ro)
        - updated Adium port (Michael Lamb, Harris P. Kauffman)

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Pidgin-sipe updated to 1.15.0

Built with video and audio support, for precise and quantal.

Get it at:


 - Feature #3578135: Support Kerberos for HTTP(S) authentication w/o SSPI (Stefan Becker)
          * effective for all platforms that support --with-krb5
          * this triggered a series of cleanup & simplification changes and
            functionality & memory leak fixes in the sip-sec modules
          * special thanks to Jarek Polok for the logs and testing
        - Feature #3594094: Add HTTPS to autodiscover probe (Stefan Becker)
        - Feature #3607040: Simple button to disable calendar integration (Stefan Becker)
        - Fixed #3603228: Crash on 1.14.1 when connecting to server (Stefan Becker)
        - Fixed #3604671: sip uri with apostrophe is not valid (Stefan Becker)
        - fixed HTTP redirect crash (Stefan Becker)
        - unified Single Sign-On handling in all places (Stefan Becker)
          * if SSO is enabled then "Login" & "Password" settings are ignored
          * SSO is now off by default for new accounts
          * NOTE: if you do *NOT* use SSO, then be sure to disable it in the
                  "Advanced" tab of the account settings after updating!
        - added implementation for HTTP "WWW-Authenticate: Negotiate" scheme (Stefan Becker)
          * effective for all platforms that support --with-krb5
          * it will try Kerberos first, then fall back to NTLM
          * valid Kerberos Single Sign-On setup will be detected automatically
          * setup for a mixed Kerberos/NTLM HTTP environment:
            - login name:     DOMAIN\account
            - password:       domain password
            - authentication: Kerberos
            - Single Sign-On: OFF(!)          (see above)
        - enabled TLS-DSK support in Windows SSPI version
        - TLS-DSK: don't ask for password if SSPI or Kerberos are compiled in
        - Farstream 0.1.1 compatibility fix (Jakub Adam)
        - support conf:sip: meeting URIs (Jakub Adam)
        - updated Adium port (Michael Lamb)

Monday, January 7, 2013

APR in ubuntu

IN order to use the Apache Portable Runtime (see here as to why to do that) you need to do the following:

sudo apt-get install libtcnative-1 libapr1

these two libs are needed for tomcat to be able to use the APR.