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:
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
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…
To be usable, create a feemap.cfg with the following content:
[config] bind=127.0.0.1 port=4444 [News/slashdot] url=http://slashdot.org/index.rss timeout=1800 [News/kerneltrap] url=http://kerneltrap.org/rss.xml force_html=yes
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> </__main__>
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.