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Install Twitter Bootstrap under Mageia using Bower

twitter_bootstrapTwitter Bootstrap is an HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web. It was developped by twitter and being released as open source in 2010.

The best way to install Twitter Bootstrap and allow to manage update is to use a Bower manager :

  • Install Node.js : urpmi nodejs
  • Install git : urpmi git
  • Install bower : npm install -g bower
  • Move to your project directory : cd /var/www/myproject
  • Create a default config for bower to install your stuff under inc : vi .bowerrc


    "directory": "inc/",

    "analytics": false


  • Install Twitter Bootstrap : bower install bootstrap
  • To check your package list and if updates are available you just have to do in your project directory : bower list
  • To update a package : bower update mypackage

And now you’re done 🙂

References :

Bower pour les nuls

Don’t hesitate to browse Bower packages list

Using Parse-Dia-SQL to generate SQL from UML Dia diagram and how to install it under Mageia

dia2sql_1It can be tedious when designing an application ( and not using frameworks like Symfony ) to design your database and then create corresponding SQL scripts. Thanks to Parse-Dia-SQL you can design your database using Dia and then generate corresponding SQL script for your database.

Ubuntu users just need to install libparse-dia-sql-perl package.

Windows may download Parse-Dia-SQL installer directly from Dia homepage :

Now let’s see how to install Parse-Dia-SQL under Mageia :

  • Install minimal set of dependencies. To found corresponding Mageia packages, use urpmf –provides –literal. For example to found Html::Lint, just do : urpmf --provides --literal 'perl(Html::Lint)'
  • Install corresponding minimal set of dependencies for : urpmi perl-base perl-Log-Log4perl perl-XML-DOM perl-HTML-Lint perl-Text-Table perl-Text-Aligner perl-Test-Exception
  • Install CPAN : urpmi perl-devel make
  • Now install Parse-Dia-SQL from CPAN : cpan /Parse-Dia-SQL/
  • parsediasql should be installed now in /usr/local/bin/
  • Now to create a SQL file from your Dia diagram, just do : parsediasql --file db_model_file.dia --db dbtype
    • Supported values for dbtype are : mysql-innodb, mysql-myisam, postgres ( for PostgreSQL ), db2, oracle, sqlite3, sqlite3fk, mssql and html

Now to create your UML model with Dia, use Dia’s UML shapes :

  • SQL table are UML Class
  • To mark an attribute as being a primary key, set Visibility = protected
  • To add NOT NULL and DEFAULT xxx to your attributes, first add the default value and then the NULL or NOT NULL  in Value field. For example to have DEFAULT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP NOT NULL on your SQL file, just add CURRENT_TIMESTAMP NOT NULL in Value field
  • Additional indexes can be create in [Operations] tab where :
    • Operation Name = Index name ( e.g table_col_idx )
    • Operation Type = Index type ( INDEX or UNIQUE INDEX )
    • Parameters =  Index columns ( one parameter name for each column name in the index )
    • Stereotype: Index type — For PostgreSQL, you can choose other than btree ( hash, gist, gin ). Please note that GIN indexes may be useful for JSON datatype
  • Foreign-keys constraint are done with UML aggregation tool ( line with a diamond at one end ) in which in its properties you are going to specify foreign-key direction and columns

Please note that for PostgreSQL no need to use typemaps for autoincrement columns, just put SERIAL as attribute type 🙂


Automatic SQL generation using Dia

Database design with Dia

Utilisation de Dia2SQL ( Fr )

Using Dia to Interact With tedia2sql ( Parse-Dia-SQL is a fork of tedia2sql to support latest Dia version, documentation for tedia2sql is relevant for Parse-Dia-SQL too )

Parse-Dia-SQL homepage



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