Been working on a simple updater the last day or so. It's
in Python and is using the rpm-python bindings. While the
bindings are very cool, the documentation is sparse but I
think things are going ok with it so far.
The basic idea is for someone to run the script on their
box, the script will connect to a central site with a list
of needed rpms and then query the local rpm db accordingly.
I totally realize that I'm reinventing many wheels but
that's ok for now since the script will have the hooks
necessary for Tigris integration. If
this becomes truly needed, I think I'll use one of the
existing tools and add some sort of Tigris support but
that's a bit down the road.
It never ceases to amaze me how many good ideas I have
during the day which I'd love to implement. Unfortunately,
that's about the time, interruptions come.. Oh well, one of
Not much to report as I've been pretty focused on work
lately. That being said, I have been looking through the
gIDE code. I'm hoping to pick a couple of things in the
TODO and work on it over the weekend.
I'm heading up to the office on Monday. It's been over 6
weeks since I flew into SF which is way too long for my
My iBook's hard drive died the other day and I'm going to
have to reinitiliaze it and rebuild the system. I think I'm
going to dual-boot it w/ LinuxPPC since I don't think my
wife is ready for the command-line just yet.