Saturday, July 23, 2005

IRC logbot and whohas

I've finished the IRC logging bot to my own satisfaction; a few more tweaks are possible, but basic grepping and threaded execution to ensure responsiveness are there.

I've also already quietly released the second version of whohas, numbered 0.11. whohas is a utility for querying package databases of such distributions as Debian, Gentoo, Slackware, Arch Linux, Source Mage, and also FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD.

I'll be publishing the roadmap for whohas soon, and am thinking about writing yet another white paper (like there aren't enough already) about what "release", "repository" and "section" or "package group" mean in different distributions, and how to unify the concepts.

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