Promet Source: Managing Remote Team Members The Promet Way

Planet Drupal - Wed, 17/06/2015 - 19:19
Managing a remote team isn’t remotely easy.

While many people get excited about the perceived freedoms of working at home (no dress code! building your own workspace! unfettered access to the couch!), the are significant challenges as well. The differences in geography and time zones, the reliance on virtual communication, the isolation of being the sole team member in a given city or region...life for the remote team member is not always a walk in the park.

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Drupal.org frontpage posts for the Drupal planet: Drupal 7.38 and 6.36 released

Planet Drupal - Wed, 17/06/2015 - 19:06

Drupal 7.38 and Drupal 6.36, maintenance releases which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities, are now available for download. See the Drupal 7.38 and Drupal 6.36 release notes for further information.

Download Drupal 7.38
Download Drupal 6.36

Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 and 6 sites is strongly recommended. There are no new features or non-security-related bug fixes in these releases. For more information about the Drupal 7.x release series, consult the Drupal 7.0 release announcement. More information on the Drupal 6.x release series can be found in the Drupal 6.0 release announcement.

Security information

We have a security announcement mailing list and a history of all security advisories, as well as an RSS feed with the most recent security advisories. We strongly advise Drupal administrators to sign up for the list.

Drupal 7 and 6 include the built-in Update Status module (renamed to Update Manager in Drupal 7), which informs you about important updates to your modules and themes.

Bug reports

Both Drupal 7.x and 6.x are being maintained, so given enough bug fixes (not just bug reports) more maintenance releases will be made available, according to our monthly release cycle.


Drupal 7.38 is a security release only. For more details, see the 7.38 release notes. A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable 7.x branch can be found in the git commit log.

Drupal 6.36 is a security release only. For more details, see the 6.36 release notes. A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable 6.x branch can be found in the git commit log.

Security vulnerabilities

Drupal 7.38 and 6.36 were released in response to the discovery of security vulnerabilities. Details can be found in the official security advisory:

To fix the security problem, please upgrade to either Drupal 7.38 or Drupal 6.36.

Known issues


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iterate.: Build a better local Drupal development environment

Planet Drupal - Wed, 17/06/2015 - 16:26

Learn how we build Drupal websites within a local development environment that matches the configuration of production.

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Annertech: 7 Great Reasons Why You Should Integrate Your Website and CRM

Planet Drupal - Wed, 17/06/2015 - 14:55
7 Great Reasons Why You Should Integrate Your Website and CRM

Every organisation needs a CRM (C. Relationship Management) system, no matter how large or small that organisation is. Whether the C stands for Customers, Clients, Constituents, Contributors or other Contacts, organisations need to manage their contacts and keep track of their interactions with them.

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DebConf team: Striving for more diversity at DebConf15 (Posted by DebConf Team)

Planet Debian - Wed, 17/06/2015 - 12:09

DebConf is not just for Debian Developers, we welcome all members of our community active in different areas, like translation, documentation, artwork, testing, specialized derivatives, and many other ways that help make Debian better.

In fact, we would like to open DebConf to an even broader audience, and we strongly believe that more diversity at DebConf and in the Debian community will significantly help us towards our goal of becoming the Universal Operating System.

The DebConf team is proud to announce that we have started designing a specific diversity sponsorship programme to attract people to DebConf that would otherwise not consider attending our conference or not be able to join us.

In order to apply for this special sponsorship, please write an email to outreach@debian.org, before July 6th, about your interest in Debian and your sponsorship needs (accomodation, travel). Please include a sentence or two about why you are applying for a Diversity Sponsorship. You can also nominate people you think should be considered for this sponsorship programme.

Please feel free to send this announcement on to groups or individuals that could be interested in this sponsorship programme.

And we’re also looking forward to your feedback. We’re just getting started and you can help shape these efforts.

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C.J. Adams-Collier: Trip Report: UW signing-party

Planet Debian - Wed, 17/06/2015 - 01:28

Dear Debian Users,

I met last night with a friend from many years ago and a number of students of cryptography. I was disappointed to see the prevalence of black hat, anti-government hackers at the event. I was hoping that civilized humanity had come to agree that using cryptography for deception, harm to others and plausible deniability is bad, m’kay? When one speaks of the government as “they,” nobody’s going to get anywhere really quick. Let’s take responsibility for the upkeep of the environment in which we find ourselves, please.

Despite what I perceived as a negative focus of the presentation, it was good to meet with peers in the Seattle area. I was very pleasantly surprised to find that better than half of the attendees were not male, that many of the socioeconomic classes of the city were represented, as were those of various ethnic backgrounds. I am really quite proud of the progress of our State University, even if I’m not always in agreement with the content that they’re polluting our kids’ brains with. I guess I should roll up my sleeves and get busy, eh?



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Norbert Preining: ptex2pdf release 0.8

Planet Debian - Wed, 17/06/2015 - 00:38

I have uploaded ptex2pdf to CTAN. Changes are mainly about how files are searched and extensions are treated. ptex2pdf now follows the TeX standard, that is:

  • first check if the passed in filename can be found with libkpathsea
  • if not, try the filename with .tex appended
  • if that also does not fail, try the filename with .ltx appended.

This also made finding the .dvi file more robust.

The files should be in today’s TeX Live, and can be downloaded directly from here: ptex2pdf-0.8.zip, or only the lua scrip: ptex2pdf.lua.

For more details, see the main description page: /software-projects/ptex2pdf (in Japanese) or see the github project.

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