iAggregator, your favorite news by mail

Time to release ? iAggregator is an original and lightweight news aggregator, using your mail reader as GUI. Hey man, mutt rox.

Funny iAggregator features are:

  • supports all RSS formats through Mark Pilgrim modules (the parser has been rewrote using DOM instead of sgmllib)
  • possibility to define the frequency of feeds …

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freedesktop Xati test

Few days since last post ;)

Just compiled a CVS HEAD snapshot of fdo, and using the xserver-inst shell script compiled it in a snap. It’s been few months since my first test and I see the difference.

After a little issue on xserver compilation (disable mesa drivers in xserver …

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Another one to try out

From Waimea website:

Waimea is a highly customizable window manager for the X Window system
conforming to the latest EWMH specification. Waimea supports multiple
virtual desktops and by using the cairo graphics library for all
rendering, waimea provides a modern vector-based style engine that
takes advantage of display hardware acceleration …

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New WM challenger for my favorite Golem

Kahakai WindowManager gained my flavours. Even if it is dead right now (just as like Golem ? :) it is really fun for Python agnostics as I. You configure it in Python, you script it in Python:

  • eye candy stuff like smooth transitions
  • applications specific actions (user_config.py)
  • whatever you can imagine …

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Of Python and XML

Obviously I’m not the first to believe in the power of Python to ease XML management. Of course there are DOM and SAX which are meant to provide uniform (whatever language we use) XML APIs. After using these for a little while, I’m now convinced OO features should …

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When IMAP lags with big folders

I’m using mutt to read my mail through IMAP4_SSL… But currently it lacks of a cache system, so dealing with big folders (~2000) is quite hard for it.

That’s why I hacked an archive utility script to better fit with my needs. The original one is here. The …

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