[ts-gen] shim-080102 announced

R P Herrold herrold at owlriver.com
Thu Jan 3 11:16:16 EST 2008

We announce shim-080102

Changes: implement "what" command, to query for execution 
reports; format is:
              what Sym Date Time;
where Sym is the name of the underlying, Date is yyyymmdd, and 
time is currently a dummy, with the actual value sent clamped 
to 00:00:00

I pushed a Freshmeat announcement. As I was counting external 
releases announced there last year, I had adopted a policy of 
about one a month, knowing that 'regulars' would be looking at 
the download FTP site for fresh 'slip-streamed' versions 
anyway; I had the impression that Freshmeat did not want 'too 
many' release notices, as I had recieved a couple of rejection 
notices on update announcements a couple of years ago from the 
FM editorial staff.  Upon reflection, this may have been my 
learning of their requrements, more than their frequency. 
We'll see.

Over the last week, I put together mechanical ports of the 
automatic retrieval and builder code for Debian and Apple OS/X 
units, to pull the latest external and do a test build.  I 
pushed copies of those scripts externally as well, and they 
are at:
  	RPM based	shim-builder.sh
  	Debian		shim-debian.sh
  	OS/X		shim-OSX.sh

I will drop updated copies in from time to time, but each is 
tested and works on a 'hands off' basis to:
  	- retrieve the latest external shim tarball
  	- set up a proper build environment of any parts are
  	- build the shim binary, and the documentation (except
  		for OS/X, as I have not found a 'graphviz'
  		packaging yet [I need to look a bit, as I am
  		sure it exists.]

It does not seek to solve the database setup, but that we well
documented in the manual.pdf, and is a one time and site-local
operation, anyway.

As always, we hope for others to join us -- the general
mailing list is the most community friendly way to do so.

As always, the latest tarball is at
and prior releases in the ./attic/

We thank you for your interest; we welcome feedback,
questions, constructive criticism, and comment.  Please
consider joining in the fun publicly.

-- The trading-shim team

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