The recently released VMWare Player is designed to run existing virtual machines.
However, with a little tweaking, it is possible to run bootable CDs in it:
- Download a desired Live CD (e.g. DamnSmallLinux)
- Create a suitable .vmx file
- Start vmplayer with this vmx file and there it is:
A new OpenSSL version gives a new package including openssl-0.9.8a. Available here.
Ok, I thought I’d give it a try. So here is Xchat with SSL support. (OpenSSL 0.9.8 included). Just did a quick check with my BNC, seems to work. more testing welcome.
OpenSSL is a nasty piece of software to cross compile. I’ll polish the script I made a bit and put it online.
I made a new release of my xchat build. As usual, no nifty features, just plain xchat.
Grab it at the usual location.
Seems my Xchat package has been noticed by the community; I recently found a referrer from Wikipedia in my server’s logfile
I’m a bit surprised, ’cause it seems that this is the build with the least features available…Maybe I should think about an update… 😉
Today releasing version 0.1.1, because a stupid parameter mix prevented password protected feeds from working…
This is the announcement for the release of FeedMAP 0.1
Tarballs are available at its download page
- Read normal feeds in your IMAP client (Evolution and Mutt are tested)
- Read password protected feeds (livejournal.com)
- Caching of feeds to reduce network traffic
Yay! I made FeedMAP support password protected feeds. Unfortunately, one needs a patch to the python module urllib2 for the authentication to work with livejournal.com. I included it in the SVN repository.
Next task will be the implementation of etag and last-modified.
I’d like to realease a version of my RSS converter; unfortunately, the only mail programs it seems to work with properly are Evolution and mutt. Using Sylpheed 2.0, you can list the subscribed feeds, but the message display is completely broken; I don’t now if it’s my fault or their fault; the uber-IMAP client Mulberry processes the folder list but waits ad infinitum when you’re trying to open a mailbox; and I’m a bit short on time…
Nevertheless, if you’re interested in trying it out: grab a copy from the SVN respository. You can omit the feedparser.py if you’ve already installed the Universal Feedparser from Mark Pilgrim.
To be usable, create a feemap.cfg with the following content:
Then fire up the server with
# python rssimap.py
On success, you’ll see something like
2005/08/21 17:32 CEST [-] Log opened.
2005/08/21 17:32 CEST [-] __main__.IMAPFactory starting on 4444
2005/08/21 17:32 CEST [-] Starting factory <__main__ .IMAPFactory instance at 0xb7522bac>
Then, point your favourite email program to the imapserver localhost:4444 with either ANONYMOUS auth or by using the default account guest/guest.
I got a nice working RSS->IMAP converter now, works great, I’m using it regularly… but every now and then I experience a curruption in the underlying Berkeley DB 🙁 So back to the drawing board.