Monthly Archives: March 2004

Embedding Lua interpreter into RPM

I’ve recently committed into the RPM CVS HEAD the internal support for Lua scripts. Please, notice that this is experimental stuff. Why embedding Lua in RPM? Many scripts execute simple operations which in an internal interpreter require no forking at … Continue reading

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More additions to APT-RPM Lua interface

The APT-RPM Lua interface is constantly being improved. This time, the following functions were added: pkgid() and verid() Return a unique integer identifying a package or a version. verpkg() Returns the parent package of some given version. verdeplist() Returns a … Continue reading

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New KDE frontend for APT-RPM

Here is a screenshot of Kynaptic, a new experiment I’m working on. This is a KDE-based frontend for APT-RPM and APT. Kynaptic is based on Synaptic, and shares the same base code on top of the APT library. On the … Continue reading

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APT-RPM article now in portuguese

I’ve translated to portuguese (pt_BR) the APT-RPM article I wrote for LWN. It’s available in printed media on Revista do Linux #50, and also on the LinuxIT site.

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Toy interpreter for Linear Algebra

While working with Linear Algebra, I’ve decided to build a toy interpreter in C to play around. This was a quite interesting experiment for myself, since it was the first time I’ve built a complete (with tokenizer, compiler, and interpreter) … Continue reading

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New RPM transaction locking

Last week I’ve worked with Jeff Johnson to fix a small RPM issue which was bothering us for quite some time. Until this change, RPM was accepting two transactions to be run at the same time but, unfortunately, this might … Continue reading

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