I wanted to play around with some of the newer ImageMagick features so I’ve rebuilt the 6.3.7 Hardy packages for Gusty:
You’ll need to apt-get install the graphviz package to get these working.
The PHP Imagick documentation is still very much incomplete – but if you’re looking for some info on using Imagick with PHP I’d highly recommend checking out Mikko Koppanen’s blog for some neat examples.
If you’re interested in implementing face detection in your software, check out Torch3vision.
Using the haarscan app the detection is fast and fairly accurate when faces are clearly visible:
Pretty cool stuff!
I’d love to see something like this built into ImageMagick at some point.
Nullmailer is a very basic sendmail replacement that can forward local mail to remote SMTPs with authentication. Useful for testing anything that requires a sendmail call in a development environment without having to set up a local mail server (for example, verification emails sent by PHP’s mail() function).
It is available on Debian/Ubuntu systems with
sudo apt-get install nullmailer. The source and RPM is available on the homepage.
The apt/dpkg configuration will let you enter a smarthost to forward mail to which should look something like the line below (if you installed from source you can add the same details to /etc/nullmailer/remotes):
mail.server.com smtp --port=25 --user=me@host --pass=changeme
The –user and –pass flags are optional and are only required for authenticated SMTP connections.
It’s one of those great pieces of software that you stumble upon by accident and fall in love with. I’ve also used it in production where webservers have been behind firewalls and it has never let me down.