Sometimes it would be great to run SaskScript if you have a new database or collection activated in your SFX knowledge base. The only problem is there is no simple way of resolving one single target with SaskScript . SaskScript is an all or nothing deal if you use the GET style resolving where it queries your SFX server live to get the data. I've put together a little app that will do the MANUAL style resolving of one or two particular targets.
Subversion is a great utility that will make code development a lot easier. Basically it is a repository that keeps track of the versions of files and allows for many people to simulatenously work on one project. There might be some top heavy work at the begining but it is well worth it. Everything is packaged nicely for Ubuntu so there really isn't much work. This install will put absolutely no security measures on the repository so use cautiously. The base install only allows for command line access to the repository so we'll also look at putting a web GUI on top of if.
I've written before about the importance of testing resources from off-campus so I might be repeating myself here but it is well worth it. I've mentioned things like RDP, and VNC (plug... Computers in Libraries January 2009 for the details) but perhaps the best way to do it is with Squid. What happens is that you set up Squid on your home computer (or somewhere off campus) and then use that connection to test out off-campus configurations.