Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Siilihai goes Lucid

Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" was released a couple of weeks ago. It's time to upgrade - Siilihai Ubuntu packages will be for Lucid for now on. Latest version (0.9.2) has been uploaded to Lucid PPA.

After you upgrade, it's easiest to start Software Sources, remove the old Siilihai repository and add the new repository line ppa:ville-ranki/siilihai

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Login woes

I started implementing (or fixing) support for logging into forums. Unfortunately looks like that at least modern SMF forums use JavaScript and fixed sha1 salt to encrypt password before sending. It's good for security but causes a major problem for implementing the login in Siilihai.

The only solution i have is to open a WebKit browser and ask user to log in using it. After login is finished Siilihai would copy the cookies stored by browser and use them for further communication with the server. It just *might* work.

Let me know if you have better ideas.

PS: 0.9.2 seems to work pretty well and is available at the PPA. Launchpad has been under huge load due to new Ubuntu release and that has caused delay for the build to appear in PPA.