Patches

This list provides a record of a number of my contributions to open-source software. I hastily wrote some of the patches here to solve some problem; I wrote others more carefully, and many were accepted into their upstream projects.

alsa-utils-0.5.10-toggle

alsa-utils-0.5.10-toggle A patch for the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture utilities which adds mute toggling to amixer. This really makes sence when a user wishes to use a remote control or joystick to control his sound device.

asterisk-1.6.0-beta9-crashfix

asterisk-1.6.0-beta9-crashfix Asterisk's realtime LDAP module, with fixes from subversion, backported to Asterisk 1.6 Beta 9. This bug is documented in Asterisk bug #12572.

authconfig-4.6.1-1-pam_mount

authconfig-4.6.1-1-pam_mount A patch for Red Hat's authconfig tool that adds the ability to configure pam_mount.

avfs-0.9.3-devfs

avfs-0.9.3-devfs A simple patch for Miklos Szeredi's AVFS that makes avfscoda work with /dev/coda/0, a devfs style device name, out of the box.

balsa-1.2.3-attachment

balsa-1.2.3-attachment A patch for Jay Painter and Stuart Parmenter's Balsa. When this patch is applied, a user may specify mail attachments on the command line using the -a or --attachment option.

balsa-2.1.0-ab-window-dnotify

balsa-2.1.0-ab-window.c.dnotify balsa-2.1.0-ab-window.h.dnotify A patch for the balsa email client that reloads a user's address book automatically when a dnotify event indicates that it has changed. This replaces the reload button.

balsa-2.1.0-attachments

balsa-2.1.0-attachments A patch for the balsa email client that fixes some issues with attaching files from the command line.

balsa-2.1.0-defclient

balsa-2.1.0-defclient A patch for the balsa email client that causes the program to ask if it should be the default email client when run for the first time.

bluefish-0.12-desktop

bluefish-0.12-desktop.patch.gz gnome-vfs.keys-bluefish.patch.gz Patches that integrate Bluefish into the GNOME MIME system more effectively.

cryptsetup-0.2-hexkey

cryptsetup-0.2-hexkey A patch that allows one to input a key into cryptsetup using hexadecimal notation.

dia-20030920-exportformat

dia-20030920-exportformat A patch for dia that allows one to use dia's -t and -e options together.

dia-20031203-vfs

dia-20031203-vfs A patch for dia that begins to add support for GNOME VFS.

DirectFB-0.9.8-dev_input_js

DirectFB-0.9.8-dev_input_js A patch for the DirectFB library which allows it to work with new-style Linux joystick device names (/dev/input/js?).

esound-0.2.15-unlock

esound-0.2.15-unlock A patch for EsounD which adds the two command line options which permit non-owners to control the dæmon.

gamecon-2.4.19-modinc

gamecon-2.4.19-modinc A patch for the Linux kernel's gamecon joystick driver that causes the driver to manage its usage count correctly.

gdm-2.4.4.5-pam_mount

gdm-2.4.4.5-pam_mount A patch for gdm that ensures the X server is reset (and all X programs exit) before calling pam_session_close. This is required if a PAM module like pam_mount is to unmount a user's home directory upon logging out because programs like xscreensaver will block an unmount with open file descriptors.

ghostscript-7.07-glib2

ghostscript-7.07-gtk2 ghostscript-7.07-omni-glib2 ghostscript.spec-glib2 Three patches that cause Red Hat's ghostscript 7.07 packages to build against glib2.

gnome-keyring-0.4.3-command-line

gnome-keyring-0.4.3-command-line A patch for gnome-keyring that adds command line utilities to manipulate keyrings.

gnome-session-2.4.0-gconfd-shutdown

gnome-session-2.4.0-gconfd-shutdown A patch for gnome-session that ensures gconfd-2 quits when a user logs out.

gnome-session-2.6.1-pam-keyring

gnome-session-2.4.0-gconfd-shutdown A patch for gnome-session that ensures gnome-keyring-daemon is not executed if it is already running.

gnome-volume-manager-1.5.7-luks

gnome-volume-manager-1.5.7-luks A patch for gnome-volume-manager that adds LUKS encrypted volume support.

gpdf-20031030-highlights

gpdf-20031022-highlights gpdf-20031022-tools Patches that add the ability to add highlights to a PDF file using gpdf.

grilo-dmap

grilo-dmap A patch for Grilo that adds support for the DMAP family of protocols.

grub-1.96-20080813-dmi

grub-1.96-20080813-dmi.patch.gz cryptsetup-1.0.5-dmi-v2.patch.gz Patches for grub and cryptsetup that add the ability to read an encryption key from an SMBIOS record. The grub modification is dependent on Michael Gorven's encryption patch. Gustavo Duarte wrote some great documentation on the Intel Architecture boot process that I used while writing this patch.

GSnes9x-3.12-joystick

GSnes9x-3.12-joystick A patch for GNOME Snes9x which adds three useful features. First, support for configurable joystick device names is added. This makes it easiy to use GSnes9x on a system which manages its devices using devfs.

gst-plugins-0.7.5-movext

gst-plugins-0.7.5-movext.patch.gz Patch that helps gst-launch-ext create pipelines to play QuickTime files.

gstreamer-cinepak

gst-ffmpeg-0.7.1-cinepak.patch.gz gst-plugins-0.7.5-cinepak.patch.gz Patches that enable FFmpeg's cinepak support in GStreamer.

hal-cvs-enc

hal-20050211-luks-1 hal-20050211-luks-2 hal-20050301-luks-3 hal-20050302-luks-4 hal-20050312-luks-5 hal-set-strlist-1.patch.gz A series of patches that add support for encrypted volumes to HAL.

initscripts-7.41-mouse-emulation

initscripts-7.41-mouse-emulation A patch for Fedora's initscripts that adds support for mouse emulation. This is useful with one-mouse-button Apple laptops.

initscripts-cryptoswap

initscripts-cryptoswap A patch for Fedora's initscripts that adds support for encrypted swap.

lavtools-1.2-new-quicktime

lavtools-1.2-new-quicktime A patch for Dr. Rainer Johanni's lavtools. When applied, lavtools will use a more modern QuickTime for Linux distribution, allowing lavtools to be used with the Broadcast 2000 video editing application.

libgphoto2-2.1.1-openbsd

libgphoto2-2.1.1-openbsd A patch for libgphoto that allows it to run on OpenBSD.

libnice-0.1.13-vpn

libnice-0.1.13-vpn A kludge which allows the use of libnice on an OpenVPN client. See libnice task #7583.

linux-xen-passive-oprofile

linux-2.6.38-xen-passive-oprofile linux-2.6.39.rc5.git5-xen-passive-oprofile linux-3.0-xen-passive-oprofile linux-3.2-xen-passive-oprofile linux-3.5.3-xen-passive-oprofile A patch for the Linux kernel that enables passive profiling of unprivileged Xen domains.

mkCDrec-0.4.9-flyn

mkCDrec-0.4.9-flyn Development of Gratien D'haese's Make CD-ROM Recovery utility is now performed using SourceForge. I have been given write access to the project's CVS tree, so you can get my contributions there.

movespam-arbitrary-headers

movespam-arbitrary-headers A patch for the movespam Roundcube plugin which modifies the plugin to permit moving spam messages based on an arbitrary IMF header.

ncpfs-2.2.0.19-env

ncpfs-2.2.0.19-env A patch for ncpfs 2.2.0.19.10 that adds the ability to read passwords from the environment variable PASSWD to ncpmount. This makes ncpmount play nicely with pam_mount. Because environment variables are not a safe way to transmit passwords, pam_mount now uses a new technique.

netatalk-2.0.4-crosscompile

netatalk-2.0.4-crosscompile Fixes Netatalk's configure script to support building in a cross-compile environment.

openpam-20030502-openbsd

openpam-20030502-openbsd A patch for OpenPAM. When applied, OpenPAM should build on OpenBSD. The patch also fixes a few bugs in OpenPAM's su.

openssh-2.9p2-quiet

openssh-2.9p2-quiet A trivial patch for openssh which makes the -q quiet mode a little more quiet. I wrote this because I was tired of cron emailing unnecessary error output from ssh every time ssh was run.

pam-0.75-devfsd

pam-0.75-devfsd A patch for devfsd that allows it to work nicely with pam_console.

pam_ccreds-ccreds_chkpwd

pam_ccreds-ccreds_chkpwd-4.patch A patch for pam_ccreds that adds a setuid helper utility. This allows portions of the PAM module to execute with higher privileges than the calling application (e.g., xscreensaver).

plip-slow

plip-slow A patch for the PLIP driver contained in the 2.4.3 version of the Linux kernel. This patch allows one to use PLIP with computers which have an interrupt-less parallel port and a slow processor.

quicktime4linux-010401-build

quicktime4linux-010401-build A patch for Heroine Virtual's QuickTime for Linux library which, in my opinion, improves its build process. The project now uses autoconf, automake, etc. and shared libraries and RPMs are now easily built.

rhythmbox-libdmapsharing

0001-Patch-to-replace-DAAP-related-code-with-libdmapshari.patch.gz Patch to replace DAAP-related code in Rhythmbox with libdmapsharing.

SDL-1.2.5-devfs

SDL-1.2.5-devfs A patch for SDL that fixes support for Linux's modern joystick device names (/dev/input/js?).

SDL-20020602-screensaver

SDL-20020602-screensaver A patch for SDL. When applied, SDL provides a cross-platform means of enabling and disabling screensavers.

serial-5.05-actiontec

serial-5.05-actiontec A patch for Theodore Ts'o's Linux serial driver which adds very ugly support for Actiontec's 56K Internal PCI Call Waiting Modem. This patch causes the driver to be hard-wired to auto-detect this modem.

shadow_4.0.3-root_close

shadow_4.0.3-root_close A patch for the standard linux shadow utilities that casues login to retain its root privileges until it call PAM's close session code. This allows pam_mount to work properly with login and is correct behavior.

snes9x-1.26-esd

snes9x-1.26-esd A patch for Gary Henderson's snes9x which allows the SNES emulator to play sound through EsounD. The patch currently causes a lag in the emulator's audio, due to latency in EsounD.

spruce-0.5.9-fetchmail

spruce-0.5.9-fetchmail A patch for Jeffrey Stedfast's Spruce email client. This patch allows one to use the external program fetchmail to retrieve one's mail when Spruce's Check button is pressed. Once the patch is applied, look for the Use External Fetchmail Program check button under the accounts tab of the options menu.

spruce-0.5.9-metamail

spruce-0.5.9-metamail Another patch for Spruce. This patch allows MIME encoded attachments to be displayed using metamail. Look for the Display item in the Attachments menu.

tuxnes-0.75-sdl

tuxnes-0.75-sdl Development of TuxNES is now performed using SourceForge. I have been given write access to the project's CVS tree, so you can get my contributions there.

util-linux-2.11z-mountpoint

util-linux-2.11z-mountpoint A patch for util-linux that fixes umount's behavior when dealing with volumes remounted using --bind. When looking up data in /etc/mtab in order to unmount a volume, any mnt_dir match should take priority because unmounting by fsname is obsolete.

xawtv-3.24-quicktime

xawtv-3.24-quicktime A patch for Gerd Knorr's xawtv. When applied, streamer will be able to save captured video using the QuickTime format.

xawtv-3.48-yuv2

xawtv-3.48-yuv2 A patch for Gerd Knorr's xawtv. When applied, streamer will be able to save YUV2 captured video using the QuickTime format. YUV2 is 16 bits per pixel, rather than 24 like QuickTime's raw encoding.

xawtv-3.55-time

xawtv-3.55-time A patch for Gerd Knorr's xawtv. When applied, streamer will accept a time, such as 3:52, as the argument to its -t option.

xawtv-3.64-joystick

xawtv-3.64-joystick A patch for Gerd Knorr's xawtv. With this patch applied, fbtv may be controlled with a joystick.

xen-4.1.2-xl-command-line-domain-def

xen-4.1.2-xl-command-line-domain-def A patch for Xen that modifies xl to allow the use of /dev/null as the domain configuration argument to its create option. xl treats the configuration argument /dev/null as a special case.

xen-local-vif-scripts

xen-4.1.0-local-vif-scripts A patch for Xen that allows the specification of local vif scripts that augment that standard scripts such as vif-bridge.

xine-lib-0.9.11a-twos

xine-0.9.11a-twos A trivial patch for xine which adds support for QuickTime files which contain twos encoded audio.

xine-lib-1-beta4-openbsd

xine-lib-1-beta4-openbsd A patch for xine-lib that allows it to run on OpenBSD.

xine-ui-0.9.18-openbsd

xine-ui-0.9.18-openbsd A patch for xine-ui that allows it to run on OpenBSD.

xmms-1.2.3-geometry

xmms-1.2.3-geometry A patch for XMMS which adds the standard --geometry command line option.

xmovie-1.8-vmscale

xmovie-1.8-vmscale A patch for Adam Williams' Xmovie. When applied, Xmovie will choose and switch to the most appropriate X video mode when playing back full screen video. This can save a lot of CPU cycles, as the CPU may not need to scale the video to the screen.

xmovie-1.9-vmscale

xmovie-1.9-vmscale A patch for Adam Williams' Xmovie that fixes the vidmode scaling code. As an added bonus, it fixes two lines in mpeg3io.h that were illegal in C, though fine in C++.

zsnes-1.337-gamepad-quit

zsnes-1.337-gamepad-quit A nasty patch for the zsnes Super Nintendo emulator which allows one to quit the application by pressing L-R-Start on one's gamepad.