xml tools, 2009-03-04 00:00:00 #
Over the course of dealing with xml files, I've noticed one of the biggest complaint is the lack of simple tools to manage them. I don't mean special editors that make navigation/views easier, but things like grep and other really simple tools. (see some of the anti-plist discussions on netbsd mailing lists for examples of xml-hating) My idea is for a tool that can perform simple greps and return a full record/line numbers/xpath, and also do some simple sed-type functions where you can change a single element in an existing file. Another neat function would, of course, be to define a template and fill out/append to an existing document, but the interfaces get complicated fast when you start to think about it. So here are some possible interfaces to such a tool: xmltool grep anystring/regex xmltool grep -element string/regex xmltool grep -attribute string/regex xmltool grep -attributevalue string/regex xmltool grep -data string/regex xmltool replace... same stuff Now, if only I could get my tiny mind around all of the xml libraries and write something as handy as this. :)
slamd updated!, 2009-02-28 00:00:00 #
For all of you ldap fans out there ( ) it's important for you to know that slamd has been updated and a new version has been released! If you don't know about slamd it, it's a distributed, multi-threaded, load testing tool for ldap servers. At a previous job I used it to speed up our ldap servers something like 1000%, so it's basically awesome.
Bluetooth SPD Rework - coming soon to NetBSD, 2009-02-27 00:00:00 #
tech-userlevel might not seem like the most exciting mailing list, but it usually has some good stuff. It looks like Ian Hibbert has reworked bluetooth service discovery so it's easier for your headphone to tell your computer that they also have 256MB of storage. ;)
desktop-gnome meta-pkg added to pkgsrc, 2009-02-23 00:00:00 #
I'm not sure why this wasn't announced yet, but it looks like the meta-pkg was added. This is a big step for the Desktop NetBSD project. It looks like this package is mostly the normal gnome metapkg plus some stuff. Try it out!
Mirroring NetBSD, 2009-02-21 00:00:00 #
Brian Seklecki just posted a new wiki page about I have helped him with some of this stuff (although not very much), so I thought I would advertise the page here.