Or should that be vague plans?
- Attend FOSDEM. I’ve been incredibly lazy the last few years and haven’t attended.
- Try to prevent the PET Centre from eating my life. This is probably more of a vain hope than a resolution.
- Buy a flat or learn to drive. Because unless I make it an either/or I will do neither.
- Attend the spring UKUUG meeting. Understanding kerberos is probably a worthwhile endeavour even if I never use it.
- Skate more. Assuming we actually get a summer this year it shouldn’t be to hard to top the dismal amount of skating I did last year.
- Attend at least one observing night of the Cardiff Astronomical Society to remember what the night sky is supposed to look like.
- Migrate Peapod to a sensible modern XML library to fix some of its more annoying bugs
- Make an effort to visit friends. Which is just code for be less of a social hermit.
A long weekend is always a good time for a new release. So without further ado I give you Peapod 0.7
Notable bug-fixes include improved syncing with ipods and some clean-up of the verbose output so that it makes more sense.
For those of you who don’t know: peapod is a command-line podcast downloader written in python.
I spent the weekend sorting out bittorrent support in Peapod so that it
wasn't quite such a mess. Previously I had hacked a version of
btdownloadheadless.py so that it would exit when the download
completed. I was then shelling out to this from within Peapod.
Obviously this is a less than ideal situation partly because it meant I had to escape URLs from the shell. So I hacked away at btdownloadheadless.py until I had a simple class I could call to do the bittorrent download. It gives almost no feedback
except a return code upon completion of the download.
from btclient import mytorrent
url = "http://www.evilgeniuschronicles.org/audio/egc-2005-10-10.mp3.torrent"
save_dir = /tmp
torrent = mytorrent(url,save_dir)
ret = torrent.run()
If you wanted to carry on seeding rather than exiting on completion you could do:
torrent = mytorrent(url,save_dir,selfish=0)
I then added a name == "__main__" section into btclient so that it can be used a simple bittorrent client.
btclient.py http://www.evilgeniuschronicles.org/audio/egc-2005-10-10.mp3.torrent /tmp
or to seed:
btclient.py http://www.evilgeniuschronicles.org/audio/egc-2005-10-10.mp3.torrent /tmp seed
btclient.py can be downloaded from here or alternatively see our subversion repository where the latest version can always be found.
Hopefully someone will find this useful.
A friend and I have been hacking on a replacement for bashpodder. It's
taken a while but it's now very usable. Any thoughts greatly
I present Peapod
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