This weekend I'm mostly alternating between reading, writing, and trying to avoid death by the plague.[*]
I've switched Lumail to using a UTF-8 aware string library, which means we can now handle the obvious case:
-- Prove keybindings work.
keymap['global']['π'] = 'msg("UTF-8 rocks!")'
Similarly we can stuff input into the buffer:
-- Pretend the user typed ":msg ...\n"
stuff( ":msg('π is pie')\n" );
This transition was annoying to handle, but wasn't too difficult. There is only one more major update required, according to the development roadmap, which is to double check that UTF-8 output is correct.
Otherwise I think I'm almost done. In the sense that I don't see anything obvious missing, barring things that won't ever happen such as mutt-style "tag" support.
I've updated the online examples to include some nice code:
I can't claim to have many users, so far the development has been carried out by myself and approximately four other people. But that matters not. I genuinely believe this is a good client and it really suits the way that I handle (large volumes of) email:
- Show folders with unread mail.
- Quickly read it.
Allowing you to open multiple folders at once means you get a great view into your currently-unread mail, regardless of where procmail has placed it.
The overriding feeling having "completed" the client is that Lua rocks. I'm torn between wanting to sleep some more, and wondering what other system/package/tool can be extended by Lua. As epiphanies go my on_idle() update takes some beating.
* - I do not have the black death, but I'm not well.
Tags: lua, lumail
26 August 2013 21:50
Github is a nice site, and I routinely monitor a couple of projects there.
I've also been using it to host a couple of my own projects, initially as an experiment, but since then because it has been useful to get followers and visibility.
I'm a little disappointed that you don't get to see more data though; today my sysadmin utilities repository received several new "stars". Given that these all occurred "an hour ago" it seems likely that they we referenced in a comment somewhere on LWN, hacker news, or similar.
Unfortunately I've no clue where that happened, or if it was a coincidence.
I expect this is more of a concern for those users who use github-pages, where having access to the access.logs would be more useful still. But ..
Tags: github, sysadmin-util
30 August 2013 21:50
This week I have mostly:
- Knocked up a forum ("gathering")
It is a simple clone of hacker news, storing things in Redis.
None of the aging though, entries are first->last and my tagging support is basic.
I'm in two minds about releasing it. I'm in three minds about deploying it at the location I'd written it for - forums.lumail.org - since there's nothing worse than a forum with no posts, unless it is a forum that used to be popular and is now a wasteland, or circlejerk. (c.f. slashdot. ahem.)
- Updated Slaugther
I found a hidden dependency when installing a new slaughter controlled host.
A new release is imminent.
- Setup a remote host for backups
Using BigV I configured a system with LUKS-encrypted disks to act as a "remote dropbox" via git-annex, and rsync.
An encrypted volume is manually mounted post-boot. It stays mounted (oops that's bad) but provides security when the guest is offline, or has been retired.
- Wrestled with Graphite
Because damn that software is hard to install.
- Turned down two weddings
Because I will never shoot a wedding again. And if I did I'd not do it for free for "exposure".
- Merged my (digital) music archive with that belonging to my partner
Which took more discussion than a) moving in together, or b) opening a shared bank account.
- Secretly decided I do like my kindle
Even though I bought two books from a charity shop tonight I'm almost certainly going to file them away and look for the epub online instead.
He fought with the goblins! He battled the trolls! He riddled with Gollum! The magic ring he stole!
This weekend I'll be mostly offline. Saturating my home broadband while I sync backups.
Tags: gathering, lumail