Thursday, September 30, 2010

Joomla - sh404sef - .htaccess - on Ubuntu 10

I am preparing our new web site for ADINS. We are migrating to a more recent Joomla version, plan to use Docman (document manager), Community builders (registration framework), FlexiContent (Content construction, tags etc) JoomFish (mult-language) and Kunena Forum.

Yesterday we started working with an external consultant for improving our Google rating.

Having nice url with the subject keyword is a first things to do. Joomla in standard helps a bit but the required component remains sh404sef ( With this component you can twist and maps url easily. sh404sef has also an inclusion of Google analytics (not tested yet).

On Apache (see for info, proper URL relies on .htaccess. Joomla comes with a htaccess.txt file, renaming to .htacess should do the trick.
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However I continued to get the 404 errors...

I checked, indeed sh404sef must be enabled with standard Joomla sef option.

I configured BaseRewrite to map my sub-directory with the being built web site.

I checked the presence of the mod_rewrite module (easy with webmin)...

Untill I found that the default site configured by the Ubuntu install does not let the distributed .htaccess file to be used.

The solution :

go to "/etc/apache2/sites-available".

- locate your site config file - in my case "default"
- change the AllowOverride None to AllowOverride All.
- restart Apache and you are done...

                Options FollowSymLinks
                AllowOverride All

                Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
                AllowOverride All
                Order allow,deny
                allow from all

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Accessing postgress Meta - info ANSI catalog

A short example : to get columns...


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

OpenERP V6 - webminars - registration information

 FYI some early information about V6 – please note attendance is limited:

Dear Partner,

OpenERP will soon release the new version V6.0!

Therefore, our CEO Fabien Pinckaers will do a series of five Webinars, starting from October.
These Webinars will last about 2 hours and will be public.

The agenda is as follows:

    October the 6th, 10.00-12.00
    Part I/5 : New ergonomy, CRM , Marketing Campaign

    October the 12th, 10.00-12.00
    Part 2/5 : Manufacturing and Logistics

    October the 20th, 10.00-12.00
    Part 3/5 : Accounting and Finance

    October the 27th, 10.00-12.00
    Part 4/5 : HR and Project Management

    November the 3rd, 10.00-12.00
    Part 5/5 : Technical Presentation

You are warmly invited to take part to these Webinars, which will give you the unique opportunity to have a deep insight of the new version of the software.

You can register online to the public sessions through or directly on Eventbrite:

    - Part I/5 (New ergonomy, CRM , Marketing Campaign): visit

    - Part 2/5 (Manufacturing and Logistics): visit

    - Part 3/5 (Accounting and Finance): visit

    - Part 4/5 (HR and Project Management): visit

    - Part 5/5 (Technical Presentation): visit

Friday, September 17, 2010

OpenERP V6 Call for contribution

If you can invest time and want to participate to the polishing of the new V6 read this:

Friday, September 10, 2010

WebKit - new OpenERP report engine

The current standard report engine is been under for many mis-performance. In march campTocamp committed to provide a solution, simple, elegant, performant,python driven...

Well, I think they did :

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Creating a Simple Database Client in JavaFX Composer

If you think that a database application is a 2 buttons 2 values 1 screen plate: this tutorial is for you...


- Text editor, spreadsheet - Even basic stuff
- Reports engine
- Client Server or Web with Plain Ajax
- Easy DB Access and GUI
- i18n really built-in not just a few labels translations...
- Application Framework - GUI / DB / Login / Permissions
- Application Module
- Integrated with IDE support
- Short and soft learning curve !

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Great compilation of Java Swing stuff

If you are searching nice widgets, docking frameworks have a look at this page: