Some software releases to change the topic.
Now it is time for me to go silent for a while, and not talk about jobs, unemployment, or puppies.
This past week has also been full of software releases. Some of the public ones include:
- Lumail - My console mail client, with integrated lua scripting
After three months of slow work I've issued a new release today. This release features several bugfixes for dealing with malformed MIME messages, and similar fun.
The core set of lua primitives hasn't changed very much for a good six months now, which means I guess rightly what kind of things would be useful.
- Templer - My perl-based static-site generator.
This was recently updated to add two new plugins to the core:
- A redis plugin to allow you to set variables to values retrieved from redis.
- An RSS plugin to allow you to inline (remote) RSS feeds into your static HTML. Useful for building news-pages, etc.
Although there are a million static-site generators I still think mine has value, and I am consistently using it.
Months ago when I said "I'm writing a mail-client", all I need to do is handle three cases:
- Display a list of folders.
- Display index of messages.
- Display a single message.
Then some new things like "Compose", "Reply", "Forward", I remember somebody commented along the lines of "Yeah, but MIME will make you hate your life" I laughed. Now I know better. Still it works, it works well, and I'm glad I did it.