So much for hanging out more on Advogato.
MySQLdb is now six years old and on version 1.2. There were some times when development was a little... slow. 1.2 was a nice milestone because I got to throw a lot of old Python stuff away, and I get to do it some more in 1.3.x.
A lot of the stuff on my home page has really started to rust and/or smell bad. In theory, I am a web developer of sorts lately, and my own site is unmaintained crap. Maybe, someday...
I did put out a minor update of adns-python. Just a few minor bug fixes, plus support for TXT records. Someone gave me the patch for TXT records years ago; I just never made another release. It could still be updated to use some of the newer Python memory API stuff, and I almost worked on it, but I decided not to break it for now. adns has only had two releases in five years, so I don't feel so bad. No new releases means it works, right?
HyperText is another bit-rotting project. I think a few people actually use this, though: Webware mentions it as a "Future" item, but development on Webware seems to have slowed down a lot, although maybe there is a little more going on lately. XIST credits HyperText for some basic concepts; I may have to give it a try for a project I have in mind.
I should push ZMySQLDA-2.0.9 out the door with minimal changes; it's only been a beta for 2+ years.
SQLORB is another bit-rot example. Last release in 2002, worked on it a little more, never released it. There are a couple of other competing (I use the word loosely) projects:
- There are some things SQLObject does right, and some things it does wrong (IMHO). Maybe I'll elaborate later...
- Another similar project I haven't tried.
I am golden brown and del.icio.us. I was skeptical about del.icio.us at first, but it's kinda growing on me. I also think at some point, there's going to be a big meltdown, so please don't use it, or it'll go the way of orkut (slow and crashy).
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