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The simple way to install the dbase extension on php7.0

Here is the simple way to install the dbase extension. One command only.


sudo pecl install dbase-7.0.0beta1

It will install the extension for you. You just need to restart php7.0-fpm service.

Check the php information.

If your php is version 5 to 5.7. Change the command to

sudo pecl install dbase

Go to and look at the introduction of dBase section.

This extension has been moved to the PECL repository and is no longer bundled with PHP as of PHP 5.3.0.

That’s why we have to install this extension from pecl installation.

Universal Analytics: Out of beta

The day after April Fool, Google announced Universal Analytics is out of beta.

I have already switch my tracking code from the original old code to Universal Analytics code. Nothing need be changed on my sites. The only benefit form the official release is, more features come out.

Feature parity with Classic Analytics, new reports, better user-centric analysis

When Google first introduced Universal Analytics and ran the beta trial, the number one request from users was for full access to all Google Analytics features and tools. Bringing Universal Analytics out of beta means that all the features, reports, and tools of Classic Analytics are now available in the product, including Remarketing and Audience reporting.

Yes, Audience reporting is back.


Time Zone Based Processing: Fresher, more timely data

Updates to the Measurement Protocol: User Agent / IP Override

I will keep using Google Analytics for web site logging and analysis. It is a great tool for free.

WordPress 3.9 will be announced next month

Right now, this blog is running on WordPress 3.8.1. It is a go platform for blogging. Just noticed that WordPress 3.9 will be released next month. The Beta 1 is available for testing.

I checked the list of new features and improvement. There are something interesting.

1) TinyMCE updated to latest version.

2) Widget management to live previews.

3) Images can be drag-n-drop directly onto the editor to upload.

4) Image crop or rotate is available.

5) Audio/video playlists. It is kind a new feature, have to take a close look.

You can download the beta here (zip).

What is New of MovableType 5.2

As a MovableType user for 7 years, I am keep my eyes on the development of it. SixApart just released Movable Type 5.2 Beta 4. So I think the new version of MT5.2 is coming soon.
I would like to know the what is new of MovableType 5.2. I am useing MovableType5.14 now.

New features of Movable Type 5.2

Support for nginx+PSGI system environments
Nginx is a light web server which has recently come into the spotlight for its fast performance. PSGI (Perl Web Server Gateway Interface) is an interface that connects web applications and web servers. When used in combination with nginx, Movable Type can become lighter and run faster.
New rich text editor
Fully refined and easy to use; enables more efficient website management.
Site path restriction
To meet high-degree security policies, site paths can now be restricted when creating blogs or websites.
SMTP Authentication
Support is now available for sending email notifications using SMTP over SSL.
Improved performance of custom fields.

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Google Sitemap Generator beta release

Google just release its new beta Google Sitemap Generator program.
Sitemaps are an easy way for webmasters to inform search engines about pages on their sites that are available for crawling. By creating and submitting Sitemaps to search engines, you are more likely to get better freshness and coverage in search engines.
This program works on Windows IIS, Linux i386, and Linux 64bit. Licensed under Apache License 2.0.
I have not tried this program. It said it can make XML Sitemaps for Web Search, Mobile Sitemaps for mobile-friendly websites, and Code Search Sitemaps for source code.

Ubuntu 8.04

Ubuntu 8.04 will release in 22 days.
I have a Ubuntu 7.10 installed on my desktop. Before I can upgrade to the new version. Let’s go through the new features from 8.04.
Xorg 7.3
The latest Xorg, Xorg 7.3, is available in Hardy, with an emphasis on better autoconfiguration with a minimal configuration file. This Beta brings a new Screen Resolution utility that allows users to dynamically configure the resolution, refresh rate, and rotation of a second monitor. This will be particularly handy for laptop users that connect to a projector or external monitor.
Linux kernel 2.6.24
This Beta includes the 2.6.24-12.13 kernel based on This brings in significant enhancements and fixes that have been merged in the last few months into the mainline kernel, including:
* dynticks support for amd64, bringing the same power savings already available on 32-bit systems to 64-bit laptops and desktops
* the “Completely Fair Scheduler”, a new process scheduler introduced in Linux 2.6.23 that provides improved interactive performance.
GNOME 2.22
Hardy Heron Beta brings you the latest and greatest GNOME 2.22 with lots of new features and improvements, such as a new Nautilus that uses GVFS as its backend. GVFS makes it possible to fix shortcomings of Nautilus such as the inability to restore files from trash, pause and undo file operations, and will make it possible to escalate user privileges for certain operations using PolicyKit for authentication. It also brings a significant performance boost to many operations.

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MovableType 4.1 Commercial Beta 1

Get the news from Sixapart. MovableType 4.1 Commercial Beta 1 is ready to download.
Please be noted that this is not the MTOS version. It is a commercial version, paid version.
There are tons of new features in MT4.1, including performance enhancements to make things run faster, improvements to the UI, user avatars, asset editing, even smarter templates, and much more.
Here is the list of Changes of v4.1
I do expect these new features from the list above.
1) Template Sets – developers can register template sets through the plugin API, and users can select and apply template sets to new and/or existing blogs.
Then I can make my own templates and save it as a template package. Easy to share.
2) Assets are now editable – the edit screen has been augmented as well with a lot of meta data about the asset including the display of the posts it is included within
Yes, Assets are new in MT4. I did move one blog from one server to the other. And everything is fine except the assets. The thumb image information is lost.
3) A bunch of new MT tags implemented. It is good for template designer.
4) Global Template Modules
When managing a BSP with MovableType, it is very helpful.
5) Userpic autodiscovery is performed during OpenID authentication
I don’t know when the official 4.1 will be released. Just waiting. If I have time, I may try this beta version on some test platform.

Beta 7

I am always thinking when the final release of MovableType 4 will come.
This time the Beta 7 is coming and I upgrade my unofficial site on time.
It looks this beta still not solve the problem to support IIS7.
The backend is improved and some new features are implemented.
Now MT4 has 60 known issues. Maybe need more beta version to fix them.
Waiting, waiting, waiting.

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