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NaHi Vacuums And Aims Febreze At RAA #

by why in cult

Trimming the stale crusts from the Ruby Application Archive has yielded a master list of 213 projects which spurted 404 when their URLs were queried thrice—on the 4th, 14th, and 19th of this month. NaHi removed these libraries. This amounts to about a sixth of the total archive.

I eyeballed the list and saw quite a few libraries which we should get repaired pronto:

  • FastCGI, FCGI, and any other variants are gone.
  • libxml, libxslt are gone. (I know these libraries are out-of-date, but the source could be handy to keep links to.)
  • MiniRubyWiki. (Broken because RubyForge’s viewcvs path changed.)
  • tar (Jamis), minitar (Austin) both gone.
  • ruby-qt, ruby-kde, and a few ruby-gtk* packages.

You get the picture. Go scan for yours. I have the opposite problem. Some of my libs I haven’t got around to putting in RAA yet. Blast that.

said on 20 Mar 2005 at 12:17

Alas, my tar lib is pretty sad—Austin’s minitar is superior in every way. If anyone really, really insists that I make mine available again, let me know and I’ll see about putting it up on my site again. But, honestly—get minitar. It’s much more functional.

said on 20 Mar 2005 at 19:31

Many source codes (but not everything) listed at RAA will be Gonzui searchable soon (within this month?). You can see how cool Gonzui is at http://dev.ctor.org/gonzui/ .

Topic: “Dump (src into) RAA .”

said on 20 Mar 2005 at 21:43

Icy wow. Gonzui’s mouseover highlighting when you’re viewing source code is wondrous.

said on 21 Mar 2005 at 03:25

for libxml2 binding in ruby, we should now use xml/simple from RAA . it truly rocks. I have an application loading a 1.3Mb XML file in ruby. REXML takes over 3 minutes to load it. good old ruby/libxml2 binding loads it 2s but crashes later randomly due to garbage collection problems.

xml/simple works superwell and the maintainer is very responsive. now there wasn’t a release for a while because he works on his thesis but he’s still very responsive by mail.

said on 21 Mar 2005 at 03:28

i should have put a link: http://raa.ruby-lang.org/project/ruby-xml-simple/

the author says it’s alpha, but it’s more stable than the old libxml2 binding, at least that’s my experience.

said on 21 Mar 2005 at 05:40

“ruby-qt, ruby-kde..”

ruby-qt and ruby-kde are not maintained as far as I know. They wrap Qt 1.x and Qt 2.x, and KDE 2 .x using SWIG based wrappers.

QtRuby and Korundum (on RAA and RubyForge) are newer and maintained as part of KDE in the kdebindings module. They are available for the current Qt 3.x and KDE 3 .x libs.

said on 22 Mar 2005 at 12:38

I’ve added xml-tools to RAA as the update for couple of my libs that were going bye-bye. Among these I am now hosting libxml and libxslt—soon via CVS , if anyone would like to work on them.

said on 29 Mar 2005 at 06:49


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