Wow... Advogato is cool. :)
pointed me to the TIGER/Line database, and Benjy dropped me
an e-mail pointing me to Bruce
Perens' site, where a Free copy can be found. Cool.
I'm on a deadline so I can't review the data just yet, but
I imagine it has everything I'm looking for. I can't wait
to OS this job database...
I should be up-front in pointing out that the system is
back-end only... All the extant front-end code sucks and
uses unusual tools (the best front-end code -- from the now
defunct BrainPower -- uses ePerl...
MrJoy.com uses HTML::Mason but the
front-end is extremely crude and tightly integrated with
the rest of MrJoy.com). Basically it's a high-level Perl
API and database schema for posting/modifying jobs, etc.
It's carved out of a larger system so some things will seem
a little incomplete...
I may include my e-mail processor that lets you handle e-
mailed job submissions -- using a special format -- but
it's kind of clunky. I'd much rather rewrite it to use an
XML language to define the jobs first.
The e-mail handler was made to work with QMail, but I've made a POP3
wrapper which can be run as a cron job... Currently the
API only supports MySQL, but I'd like to port it to
Postgres as well, and add support for BDB transactions in
The job engine really hits MySQL in it's weak spots.
Performance can really grind because of uber-complex
queries. Feh. MySQL really needs sub-selects.
BTW, anyone looking for actual open source stuff I've
written can check out MrJoy (click on "Software")
or check out MasonHQ
under the contributions section. It's all really trivial
stuff, but it works. :)
Given the response to my last question, I'll pose another
one: What ever happened to the plans to have proper
garbage collection in Perl? I drove myself batty recently
trying to eliminate an unintentionally circular data
On a personal note, my sweetie
is great. :) She can be a tad emotional at times, but I
have some of the same issues she does so I understand how
she feels when her mood takes a nosedive...
I need to buy her some flowers. I haven't done that yet.
I should also take her for dinner at AP Stumps or some
such... The nicest place I've taken her so far is Macaroni