Working on gnorpm again. I am converting the rpmfind
code over to a non blocking architecture using the glibwww
code I wrote (a thin wrapper around the W3C’s libwww that
uses the glib mainloop for transfers). It is not currently
finished, but it is getting there.
Apparently the gtkhtml guys are using glibwww as well.
Maybe it would be a good idea to split the code into a
separate package at some point. For now, it means there are
other people to help find and fix bugs in the code Libwww is a bit of a beast if you try to do
something non trivial in a way that the authors did not
expect. I know all libraries are like this, but libwww
seems to be more so.
Once I have these changes finished, I should install
that copy of Red Hat 6.1 to see what the problems were with
it. Probably merge in some of the Red Hat patches in the
RH6.1 RPM of gnorpm and release 0.11 (if I call it 0.10,
there will be people calling it 0.1, which is quite old
I should do some more hacking on dia. I am looking at
adding a python scripting interface. With a few
modifications, it should be possible to add extra menu items
that trigger python functions. Alexander has made Dia nice
and modular, so this should be pretty easy. This interface
should be powerful enough to do full manipulation of
diagrams, and also extract information from a diagram for
writing export filters. I want to be able to use the
interface to export UML diagrams to UXF format and circuit
diagrams to SPICE net files for instance. One thing that
will be needed is a general way of reading and modifying the
properties on objects. There was some talk on the list of
adding this, which will be good.