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Kaptcha v2.3 And BuildMonitor v0.7

Jon released Kaptcha 2.3 which includes a patch I submitted about 2 months ago. This patch replaced imaging library with pixels. If you look closely at the new kaptcha image… you will notice that the water effect (at the centre of the image) is now visible with pixels, whereas it wasn’t at all with imaging library in the original simplecaptcha implementation. I tested various settings of the water effect, and opted to minimise the effect so lowercase letters on a small font size are still easy on human eyes.…

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Random Project Updates

Haven’t made any project related post since July last year, so here’s a list of little things I spent some time on: While playing around with Firefox Web Developer Extension, I found out that some Maven reports generated invalid HTML which could break the reports layout with non-default vm templates. Hence MFINDBUGS-29, MCHECKSTYLE-74, and MCHANGES-83. After integrating Kaptcha in SCode Plugin 0.5, I spent some time working on the Kaptcha project itself where most of the effort was on refactoring the original SimpleCaptcha code.…

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Kink, New SCode Flavor

Jon Stevens resurrected Simple Captcha in the form of Kaptcha. The good thing about Simple Captcha / Kaptcha is that it generates an image similar to the ones used at Yahoo!. Other than that, it’s really straightforward to use. I quickly integrated Kaptcha into SCode Plugin by introducing KinkImageEngine, exposed to Blojsom via “kink” flavor. Here’s how it looks like: This flavor will be included in SCode Plugin 0.5 (yet to be released).…

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