Updating to SVN 1.8 for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Mac OS X 10.10 has just been released, but it is still running SVN 1.7.

Here is a simple tutorial to upgrade it to the latest 1.8 version, based on http://samoldak.com/updating-to-svn-1-8-for-mac-os-x-10-8/

Note: in order to compile and install SVN 1.8 you will need Xcode and its command line tools (available from the Apple developers downloads).

Open your terminal, and change user for root by typing

sudo -s

Create a symbolic link to your Xcode toolchain:

ln -s /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Toolchains/XcodeDefault.xctoolchain/ /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Toolchains/OSX10.10.xctoolchain

Download SVN 1.8 sources

cd ~/Downloads/
curl -o subversion-1.8.9.tar.gz http://archive.apache.org/dist/subversion/subversion-1.8.9.tar.gz
tar -xvf subversion-1.8.9.tar.gz

Compile SVN 1.8 from sources

cd ~/Downloads/subversion-1.8.9
sh get-deps.sh serf
cd serf/
make install
cd ..
./configure --prefix=/usr/local --with-serf=/usr/local/serf
make install

Your system should now report using SVN 1.8.9

svn --version

Brilliant yet simple app trailer video

Wunderlist is a cloud-based lists management app. Their third version will soon be available and they are teasing us with this remarkable video showing the most convenient features of their app in an elegant, Apple-inspired way.


Paris → Lozère

Here was my first stage on the way to Santiago de Compostela. It was mostly about testing my new bike as well as the cardio!


A round-trip between the Saint-Jacques tower and the Polytechnique school campus: roughly 60km in about 3 hours. My next stages should be around 80km, up to 100km next week.

Runkeeper log:

Paris -> Lozère

Today is my second stages, going from Lozère to Etampes. I should arrive in Bilbao on july 27th!


The ocean is the new brand content arena

Whether the key corporate value of your company is “team spirit”, “competition” or “operational excellence”, sponsoring a sailing race not only gives credit to the statement, it also creates stunning, shareable brand contents.

Hugo Boss



Fab sensuality at Apple’s

We are more than used to watching new Apple ads every year, telling us how cool it is to own one of their devices. As an engineer, this video tells me how cool it is to work in their factories. More than cool, it’s beautiful.


It reminds me of this classic music video, directed by the great Chris Cunningham


Try to run both videos (please mute the first one for Björk’ sake) at the same time!

Wedding season

And they lived happily ever after

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Come4.org: when porn meets charity

Come4 is a charity user-generated porn site with 3 objectives:

  1. Promote a positive, secular, liberal and pluralistic ideal of human sexuality
  2. Respect consumers of online sexual content
  3. Support people, ethical causes and non-profit foundations with provoking ideas

BEING France released the first ad of their campaign:

[vimeo width=”540″ height=”303″]http://vimeo.com/64803865[/vimeo]

Do you think Come4.org is an idea worth spreading?