Foswiki tip: How to hide web at the left pane

Rename the web to hide it from left pane. Say the directory is ZAdminTest, rename the folder to zAdminTest

Access it using: http://host/foswiki/bin/view/Main/ZAdminTest/WebHome

I am not sure if this works on *nix system though..

Garbage Collection

Garbage Collection

Double definition of identifiers

Since the MinGW that comes with Perl 5.16.1 cpan installation is officially weird, I upgraded the Perl installation to use MinGW 4.6.2.

But this comes with it's own problem, today, I tried to install DB_File and I encounter this error during make process:
> dmake…

Skype is borking Foswiki on a stick

Lately my foswiki on the stick has been throwing this error whenever I try launch it, looking into C:\xampp\apache\logs\error.log, this comes up:

(OS 10048)Only one usage of each socket address (protocol/network address/port) is normally permitted. : make_sock: could not bind to address
no listening sockets available, shutting down
Unable to open logs

Skipping the long winded troubleshooting narrative, I remember that I just upgraded Skype to After shutting down Skype, I am able to bring Foswiki up again.

It's interesting that Skype …

Compiled db-4.8.30 for MinGW64

Installing DB_File has been a pain, especially when binaries for db is no where to be found and instruction is rare. After spending a lot of time going through Google search result, I finally found this good instruction.

The binaries are available here.