How to create a VirtualBox VM with a static IP and internet access

Introduction Recently I’ve been working on installing Apache Airavata in a VirtualBox VM running on my laptop using our “standalone” Ansible installation settings. The goal is to have a locally running instance of Airavata that I can connect to when developing the Airavata Django Portal which I’ve been working on. That means I need Django […]

Dynamically including Django apps using entry points

For the Airavata Django Portal project I’ve been looking at how third-party contributors could contribute Django apps that would integrate nicely with the portal. This is not something that Django has built-in support for, as can be seen in Django ticket #29554, but people have come up with workarounds. The most compelling workaround I found […]

For Contributors: Managing a fork and keeping it up to date

Let’s say you have forked a repository on GitHub and you’ve started working on a feature or a bug fix that you plan on contributing as a pull request at some point. One issue you’ll run into eventually is how to keep your fork up to date with the upstream repository. Here are some instructions […]

Two-factor Authentication for write-enabled Apache GitHub repos

Some Apache projects, such as Apache Airavata just recently, have made their GitHub repos writeable. However, to actually push to an Apache GitHub repo you need to enable two-factor authentication (2FA) in GitHub. With 2FA some additional work is needed to authenticate with GitHub from a Git client. First Steps First thing you need to […]