I took my Notebook to my brother since my home connection is offline for about 17:00 hours now... [EDIT] It's more than 70 hours now... I'm starting to seriously think about a switch of providers.
FAPG is a playlist generator written in C running on Unix systems. The latest release supports various output formats but an important one is still missing... XSPF. This is where my patch comes into play. This patch adds XSPF support to FAPG 0.38. To be able to do this it introduces a dependency on uriparser version 0.6.3 or later. The patch is licensed under "GPL 2 or later" as FAPG itself. Currently the patch waiting for upstream inclusion review. I prepared Autoconf/Automake files as well so if Antoine Jacquet is happy with my patch FAPG 0.39 will be using GNU Autotools and be able to output valid XSPF files.
Sorry for the noise but... this release fixes major bugs for normalization again. Blame the guy who first said "release early, release often"... Thanks for the patch to - you guessed it - Adrian Manrique. Actually I have no idea how I could even find normalization test cases that worked; very odd. Beside the bugfixes I finally wrote a short tutorial on using uriparser, which can also be found online. This release introduces documentation as .chm file for download. As another goodie the six warnings are gone finally. As questions by users are coming up I set up a uriparser-users mailing list. Please join the discussion to find help and/or to help others. Before I forget: Dear maintainers, this release is both source- and binary-compatible. Thanks for your support!
After a reject in the first round my package for UniversalIndentGUI was now accepted by the FTP master. UniversalIndentGUI is a GUI frontend for several code beautifiers, among them Artistic Style (Astyle), BCPP, GreatCode and Uncrustify but also tools for languages other than C/C++. UniversalIndentGui allows you to tune a beautifier's configuration and see how the changes affects a source example live. It is especially useful to compare different C/C++ beautifiers when you have to choose one of them.
As a side product of my work for the Debian Packages that Need Lovin' page an RSS feed was born. This feed tries to answer several questions, among them "What packages are new in Debian?". I think this feed is a nice way to learn about new software that actually runs on your system. The feed can be found here:
- New Debian Packages RSS feed
My RNV package was just accepted by the FTP master. RNV is a Relax NG validator: it checks whether a given XML files complies to the rules specified by a Relax NG grammar. While xmllint and xmlstarlet both understand grammars written in XML syntax, RNV is working with grammar files in compact syntax instead. Trang can be used to convert between these two flavors if needed.