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Changes in Configuration of Global Variables between MySQL 5.6.20 and MySQL 5.7.4 “Milestone 14”

While doing some testing (that I published later here) on the still-in-development MySQL 5.7 I wanted to do some analysis on the configuration to see if the changes in performance were due to the code changes or just to the new MySQL defaults (something that is very common in the migration from 5.5 to 5.6 due to the default transaction log size and other InnoDB parameters). This is a quick post aiming to identify the global variables changed between these two versions.

You could tell me that you could just read the release notes, but my experience (and this is not an exception, as you will see) …

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TaskFreak! v0.6.2 – Customizing Status

Background Knowledge

The progress of a task in TaskFreak! is shown as a percentage value and is not exactly visually appealing to quickly spot the progress. With a few minor alterations we can show the percentage completed bar that fills as the task progresses and a gradient bar indicating the progress along with the percentage value.

This solution was posted by Searcher at Re: Taskfreak Customizing Status.


  1. Edit at line #268 as shown below.
    Cod Before

    <th width="<?php echo FRK_STATUS_LEVELS * 2; ?>%" onclick="freak_sort('statusKey')" colspan="< ?php echo FRK_STATUS_LEVELS ?>" class="sortable">< ?php echo (FRK_STATUS_LEVELS == 1)?'X':$langForm['status']; …
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TaskFreak! v0.6.2 – Alter Search Plugin

Background Knowledge

The Search Plugin for TaskFreak! created by DaDaemon and xdu v0.0.1 (March 26, 2007) was designed to create a simple, quick search capability of the tasks title and description. As well it only searched through he current task view (tasks visible at the time) and tasks that are not completed. For some this was not what was desired and would rather have the Search Plugin search through all tasks weather completed or not and as well search through the comments of tasks along with the title and description. I’ll show you how this is done using Searcher, bchristie and davidlmansfield instructions posted on the TaskFreak! Forums.

Solution – Add the Ability to Search All Tasks

Edit the “index.php” located in …

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TaskFreak! v0.6.2 – Add Unique Ticket/Task Number

Background Knowledge

TaskFreak! does not show within the interface a unique ticket/task number. Depending on the use of TaskFreak! having such a value can have it’s benefits. Since this unique value does already exist in the back end, it will be fairly trivial to render this value within the task list and task details panel. I will show you how this is done using Searcher’s solution posted in the TaskFreak! Forum. There has been some modifications but not much.


  1. Edit index.php in the root of TaskFreak!. Add the table header column just below line # 248 as follows.

    <th width="3%" onclick="freak_sort('itemId')" class="sortable" >< ?php echo …
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Hitchhiking the Information Superhighway

« Post 2 | This is the 3rd post in my MoFo Futures 2009 blog series | Post 4 »

“As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.”Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I like beginnings. This is a constant. In primary school, I tried to re-invent arithmetic. My D&D characters were obsessively re-rolled and scrapped. On various computers, I’d start my games of Civilization over and over. I’d hope that if …

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Back to the Beginning

« Post 1 | This is the 2nd post in my MoFo Futures 2009 blog series. | Post 3 »

“When a job went wrong, you went back to the beginning. And this is where we got the job. So it’s the beginning, and I’m staying till Vizzini comes.” — Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride Screenplay by William Goldman

Being a part of Mozilla over the last three years has been a humbling experience.

When I started with the project, I imagined great personal success. Like a happy little worker bee flitting from Free Software flower to Free Software flower, I would cross-pollinate Mozilla with PHP’s community savvy and pragmatism, MySQL’s  disruptive …

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TaskFreak! v0.6.2 - Tweaking Priority Menu

Background Knowledge

For some reason or another the priority menu in the edit task panel is not wide enough and therefore it cuts off the priority names. This can be easily fixed by modifying some inline CSS. Yes I agree this should be done within the skin’s CSS file, however there is nothing present in the CSS file to alter that I could find.


Edit /taskfreak/include/html/xajax_panel_edit.php at line #18 by changing the width value of “40px” to “125px” or to what you desired width.

Code Before

<td>< ?php
$objTemp = new ItemPriority();

Code After

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TaskFreak! v0.6.2 - Add My Projects List

Background Knowledge

TaskFreak! presently does not have a means via the web interface to present a complete list of tasks for which the current user is the project leader. I will show you how to add “My Projects” list based on bpiper’s solution with a slight difference. My solution is almost identical to bpiper’s but with a different approach to continue support of the supported interface languages. To do this each supported language file will require to be edited.

Thanks to bpiper for posting your solution.


  1. Edit /taskfreak/include/language/en/freak.php starting at line #15. Add in a new array key/value at any point you desire like so “‘my_projects’ => ‘My Projects’,” (without double quotes), see below for example.

    Note: Each interface language file will be …

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Pentaho changes

I’m back at my favorite spot at the Orlando airport:

This week has gone bye so fast it’s kinda scary.  I got dragged into one meeting after another design session after another knowledge transfer opportunity for 5 days in a row.  After our long working days, the discussions and talks just continued over dinner and beers.

It was great to meet everyone and as always we had a good time around the office and at the Ale House.  I even managed to stay sober this time around.  Well at least most of the time.

As always, the thing that struck me the most was how fast Pentaho changes.  It’s almost like visiting a different company every time I drop in.  Since I don’t see the day-to-day changes around the office, the difference between the first time I visited (15 people) and now (70+) is striking.  The office space occupied more than doubled for example.

Well, let me tell you, …

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