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Koumbit will be closed from December 23 to January 2. Happy Holidays to all!

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Happy Birthday Aegir! Today the Aegir Project is turning 10. We want to thank all those who have contributed and continue to contribute to this project.

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For those that manage their proper installations of Debian whether it be on dedicated servers, virtual servers, or on your own personal computers it's important to note that the long-term security support for Debian 7 (Wheezy) is coming to an end soon - the 31st of May, 2018. The following version, Debian Jessie, is already in "old-stable" but will have long-term security updates until sometime in 2020.

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L'informatique libre expliquée est le titre d'une vidéo avec un membre de Koumbit et un membre de FACIL expliquant les bienfaits du logiciel libre lors d'une émission de Planète techno sur ICI Explora .

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Composer is now widely used for dependency management in PHP projects - and many projects now require the use of composer. In this post we will cover how to use composer to get Drupal 8 and it's dependencies for a specific platform's PHP verison.

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Because of two statutory holidays that happen one week apart, Koumbit's staff will be greatly reduced at the office.

Because of this our office will be closed on friday june 23rd and friday june 30th. This also implies that technical support will get minimal attention during these two days.

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Ce vendredi, un groupe d'utilisateurs Debian, développeurs et amateurs se sont rencontrés aux bureaux de Koumbit pour une journée de réglage de bugs (bug squashing party ou BSP). Nous étions environs une douzaine de personnes de niveaux différents.

Une présentation sur les bases de la création et gestion de packets d'application Debian a été donnée par Antoine Beaupré, ce qui a permis à plusieurs d'approfondir leurs connaissances.

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Join us in Montreal, on April 14 2017, and we will find a way in which you can help Debian with your current set of skills! You might even learn one or two things in passing (but you don't have to).

Debian is a free operating system for your computer. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run. Debian comes with dozens of thousands of packages, precompiled software bundled up for easy installation on your machine. A number of other operating systems, such as Ubuntu and Tails, are based on Debian.

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Passwords are used everywhere in our modern life. Between your email account and your bank card, a lot of critical security infrastructure relies on "something you know", a password. Yet there is little standard documentation on how to generate good passwords. There are some interesting possibilities for doing so; this article will look at what makes a good password and some tools that can be used to generate them.

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Imagine you’re at a border crossing, and the guard asks you to hand over all of your electronics for screening. The guard then asks that you unlock your device, provide passwords and decryption keys. Right now, he’s asking nicely, but he happens to be carrying an unpleasant-looking rubber hose, Yes, cryptographers actually do call this “rubber hose cryptanalysis.” and appears to be willing to use it. Now imagine you’re a journalist covering war crimes in the country you’re trying to leave. So, what can you do?

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Le journaliste Jean-Hugues Roy a écrit un article qui documente les commandes de base utiles dans un terminal. Applicable aux plateformes Linux et OSX (macOS) en plus de Windows 10 avec le shell Bash.

Unix (ou bash) pour journalistes

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PGP stands for Pretty Good Privacy. At it’s core, it is an internet standard (called OpenPGP) used for data encryption and digital signatures. Software that employs this standard is available in both a free, open source version produced by the Free Software Foundation called the GNU Privacy Guard (or GPG for short) as well as a low-cost commercial version.

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People often say that online behavior would improve if every comment system forced people to use their real names. It sounds like it should be true – surely nobody would say mean things if they faced consequences for their actions?

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You can now pay your Koumbit bills through your online banking service (eg: AccèsD, CIBC, etc.). For this you must select "Reseau Koumbit" in the list of suppliers in the category "Telecommunications and IT" and add it to your list. Thereafter, you will need your invoice number or customer number based on the requirements of your bank. If you have any questions or problems, we will be happy to help you.

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Koumbit, suivant en cela ses propres règlements internes, ne travaille pas le 1er Mai, Journée internationale des travailleuses et travailleurs. Cette année, nous participerons à la grève sociale du 1er Mai en nous inscrivant dans ce large mouvement luttant contre l'austérité.

It is a regular policy at Koumbit that we do not work on May 1st, international workers' day. This year we declare our participation in the social strike on that day as part of the larger movement against austerity.

Technical article (Planet Drupal)

We've all figured out by now that the future of the web is for the sites we build to be accessible on as wide a variety of platforms as possible. The magic of responsive design means that one single web page can be viewed on a large range of devices

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The Drupal community is abuzz with talk of BackdropCMS, a recent fork of Drupal. In case you missed it, Lullabot has a great interview with "founding forkers" Jen Lampton and Nate 'quicksketch' Haug.

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[Updated 27 January 2014]

The sysadmins here were doing some software upgrades the other day and asked me which versions of Tomcat and Apache Solr they should install on our shared Drupal hosting servers. The answer is a little complex, so I finally just drew them a diagram.

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[Anglais uniquement] - The two most common powerful editors for Unix, emacs and vim, both include the ability to reference a list of PHP function names so that you can jump to their definition while editing. You'll have to build the file yourself first, though, using ctags.

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[French Only] - Voici en rafale quelques notions, modules et pratiques que j'aimerais partager suite à mon passage au DrupalCon Portland qui a eu lieu du 20 au 24 mai 2013. Cette année, ils ont mis un fort accent sur l'UX (expérience utilisateur) et le frontend. Beaucoup de keynotes étaient des experts en UX qui provenaient d'autres disciplines. Finalement, Drupal se met à la page!!

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