The Wine development release 1.3.25 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
  - Rewrite of the audio support, using the Win7 architecture.
  - Old-style sound drivers for Jack, NAS and ESD are removed.
  - Graphics driver architecture changes for the DIB engine.
  - Improved handling of the shell recycle bin.
  - Better joystick support in DirectInput.
  - Initial stub for VBScript support.
  - Various bug fixes.

The source is available from the following locations:

Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:

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Nginx Canonical Domain

Valic —  July 19, 2011 — Leave a comment
############# www to non-www
  listen 80;
  rewrite ^(.*)$1 permanent;

############# non-www to www
server {
  if ($host ~* ^([a-z0-9\-]+\.(com|net|org))$) {
    set $host_with_www www.$1;
    rewrite ^(.*)$ http://$host_with_www$1 permanent;


The following tutorial is done with Debian Squeeze version 6.0.2.
In this tutorial, I will show you the shortest and easiest way to set up nginx  with PHP5, MySQL and phpmyadmin running through FastCGI:

Step 1: Installation:

apt-get install nginx mysql-server mysql-client php5 php5-cgi php5-mysql phpmyadmin

NOTE: After you have installed all above you will need to edit the php.ini file:
Open php.ini file end remove the ; in front of the line cgi.fix_pathinfo=1

Step 2: Make PHP FastCGI daemon listening on port 9000 on localhost and start at boot.

Edit the /etc/rc.local file and put the following content:

vim /etc/rc.local
/usr/bin/spawn-fcgi -a -p 9000 -u www-data -g www-data -f /usr/bin/php5-cgi -P /var/run/

Step 3: Create virtual host file for your site:

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If you discovered that proxying your webserver with varnish breaks PhpMyAdmin I’ve got the solution:

Problem is that the backend webserver, apache2 or nginx doesn’t even know it’s running behind another software.

Varnish does a completely normal request to webserver. Most times this isn’t any problem at all.

PhpMyAdmin tries to be “smart” and figure out its absolute URL and I run the apache2 or nginx backend on port 80.

The solution is to force an URL.

Add the following line to ““, changing the obvious:

$cfg['PmaAbsoluteUri'] = '';


Wine 1.3.24 Released

Valic —  July 14, 2011 — Leave a comment

he Wine development release 1.3.24 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

* Various DirectInput improvements.
* Support for line breaking in Uniscribe.
* More UI elements in builtin Shell Explorer.
* Some more D3DX9 functions.
* Improved support for shell known folders.
* Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Bugs fixed in 1.3.24:

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