05 March / / software
cli bug/issue/task tracking system? Fresh from freshmeat: What is DITrack? DITrack is a free, open source, lightweight, distributed issue (bug, defect, ticket) tracking system using a [Subversion]( repository instead of a backend database. It is written in Python and runs in UNIX environment (*BSD, Linux, MacOS X). The project is inspired by the idea of [Subissue]( issue tracking system. However, while Subissue aims in merely replacing the traditional database storage with Subversion repository, DITrack is a major rethought of the issue tracking system paradigm.
28 January / / software
Window Manager for tty? The package screen is something that has been around for a long time. With screen, you can have many session running on on tty, and you can switch to another session with out touching a mouse. With the proper configuration, you can get notified if there is some change (like if you have a IM client up) or if there is no output (say, if you are watching a compile session).
26 November / / software
Disconnected IMAP So, in an effort to get to the office earlier, I decided to try to figure out how to do disconnected IMAP. Well, the route I took was to use a tool called mailsync (was at which is a cool tool to allow you to sync IAMP mailboxes. So, my tack is to sync it down to my laptop, and read the email on the bus. I sync email down in the morning, and then in the evening, sync again.
23 November / / software
Screen Saver? Yes! So, a while back I found a screensaver which is meant for the command line. It is called tss. The latest version is 0.8.1, and it is looking pretty cool. Under screen 4.0 or higher, there is a command called idle which is set in seconds. By default, it uses screen’s built in lockscreen function, but if you define the environment variable LOCKPGR, then you can call something else.
22 November / / software
RSS Reader: Raggle Well, after getting some time over the US holiday to try to get raggle built, I gave up. I am guessing that Fedora Core 5/6 are not very ruby friendly yet, as I could not find everything I needed very easily. I was able to get it almost all the way there, but I could not get the ruby-Ncurses rpm to build, and I am very strict about using the native package management system (ie RPM on a RPM based system, portage on Gentoo, apt on a Debian deviant), so I will not be trying this until I can get the RPMS.