lj2news

May. 1st, 2009 09:23 pm
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lj2news users may be interested to know it appears to work fine with Dreamwidth. (Or possibly vice versa.)

rjk-nntp-tools (0.10) unstable; urgency=low

  * Separate Keywords: with commas rather than spaces.
  * Documentation updates.

 -- Richard Kettlewell <rjk@greenend.org.uk>  Fri, 01 May 2009 20:30:02 +0100
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newstools (0.9) unstable; urgency=low

  * bzr2news: New --diff option.

 -- Richard Kettlewell <rjk@greenend.org.uk>  Sun, 04 Jan 2009 12:33:47 +0000
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newstools (0.8) unstable; urgency=low

  * lj2news: New --start-date option
  * lj2news: Cope with different versions of Lynx 
  * Fix NNTP authorization support

 -- Richard Kettlewell <rjk@greenend.org.uk>  Tue,  6 May 2008 20:29:54 +0100

[livejournal.com profile] cjwatson contributed --start-date.

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For people who care about such things, Newstools now has a utility for posting Bazaar commit messages to a newsgroup.

revno: 3
committer: Richard Kettlewell <rjk@greenend.org.uk>
branch nick: mainline
timestamp: Sun 2007-01-28 14:27:17 +0000
message:
  New program bzr2news, which does a similar job to tla2news but for bzr
  archives.

tla2news

Apr. 8th, 2006 05:12 pm
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2006-04-08 15:36:21 GMT Richard Kettlewell <rjk@greenend.org.uk>        patch-26

    Summary:
      tla2news
    Revision:
      lj2news--mainline--0--patch-26

    * lj2news.c: Rip out NNTP posting thread (to nntp.c) and utility code (to
      utils.c).
    * tla2news.c: Post Arch changelog entries to news.
    * utils.c: Utility code shared between lj2news and tla2news.
    * nntp.c: NNTP posting support.

    new files:
     nntp.c nntp.h tla2news.1 tla2news.c utils.c utils.h

    modified files:
     ChangeLog.d/lj2news--mainline--0 Makefile.am configure.ac
     lj2news.c
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Rib not fixed but it's definitely been causing a lot less trouble lately, particularly over the weekend. Back into the office tomorrow morning, I think.

Had a nice walk on Saturday, having a look at this ruined folly with Becky. We couldn't (legitimately l-) get inside but we could see that it's just brickwork clad with stone rather than stone all the way through. Very few people around Wimpole Hall this time of year, previous times I've been there it's been much busier. Curry and Xena later on. They seem to have abandoned any notion that the widely-appreciated subtext is actually sub- for season six.

(I still have photos from last weekend's walk, among other things, waiting to be posted.)

I've spent quite a bit of time this weekend improving my backup software. It's now capable of backing over SFTP to a remote host, though I came across an annoying problem with OpemSSH's sftp along the way. Still, apart from that it went pretty smoothly. (For the intrepid and Arch-enabled, get rjk@greenend.org.uk--2004/hbackup--mainline--0.)

I've also made another release of lj2news, which can be used to post LJ articles into a newsgroup.

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I just uploaded lj2news 0.3. There are some bugfixes but the main visible change is that it now runs under Mac OS X as well as Linux.

Someone asked in a newsgroup if it could cope with other RSS feeds or was restricted to livejournal. There's not much mandatory livejournal-specific logic in there but it might well require a bit of adaption to cope with the peculiarities of any given feed. Since I've not got much reason to do this myself this is unlikely to see much effort unless someone else has a specific requirement in mind.

While doing the port I found that, annoyingly, the backtraces Apple's build of gdb produces (at least for threaded programs) are gibberish; and later gdb releases don't seem to support Darwin at all. Fortunately the crash reports have more accurate information in but it was rather annoying at the time. (I tried running under gdb rather than just analyzing a coredump but that changed the behaviour of the program, which is kind of off for a debugger.)

lj2news 0.2

Jul. 5th, 2005 11:07 pm
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I've just released lj2news 0.2. This fetches livejournal articles, formats them by calling lynx, and then posts them to a newsgroup. I use it to gateway this LJ to chiark.journals.

The new version is a single C program instead of a conspiracy of shell scripts, and instead of reading a config file takes its arguments on the command line. (In practice this means your config file is the script from which you invoke it.) It supports AUTHINFO GENERIC.

Another difference from the previous version is that no state directory is required any more. Instead it relies entirely on the receiving news server's own de-duplication measures. (There is scope for efficiency improvement in this area.)

I wouldn't call it “plug and play” quite yet, but it's getting there.

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I've configured my journal to allow people on my friends list to add tags. Please apply common sense.

People reading via chiark.journals currently won't see these. I'll change the script to make it add a Keywords: field at some point, as they are in the RSS. Even then they'll only see the tags on the posting when it gets scraped into the newsgroup, although I suppose I could use Supersedes:...

People who are interested in the script I use to repost this journal into chiark.journals are directed to rjk@greenend.org.uk--2004/lj2news--mainline--0. Currently Arch is the best way to get an up to date copy, I'll make another proper release when I'm sure it's not about to change again.

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