[Slackbuilds-users] Tracking version releases

Petar Petrov slackalaxy at gmail.com
Fri May 12 10:46:39 UTC 2017

that seems useful!

The way I keep track on my updates is a bit more manual. I have a list
of what I maintain in my humble blog:


Every couple of months or so, when I know that I have a (relatively)
free weekend ahead of me, I go through the entries, visiting each
web-site and checking if a new version is available.

Your tool sounds really interesting, and will likely save me some
hassle. Thank you.


2017-05-12 8:15 GMT+03:00 Christoph Willing <chris.willing at iinet.net.au>:
> Hi all,
> I don't have a huge number of SlackBuilds to maintain but enough that
> its easy to lose track of upstream development and know when new
> versions have been released. Occasionally I do a find of .info files
> containing my name in the SBo file tree and go to each of the relevant
> websites looking for new releases. Sometimes a user sends me email about
> an update. Some repos can send email notifications, some have RSS feeds
> etc., but there doesn't seem to be a consistent mechanism for this sort
> of thing. There has to be a better way, so does anyone already have a
> better way to keep track before I write something to do it?
> Well, before waiting for a reply to that question, I already started
> writing a tool of my own to do that. It's not quite complete but close
> enough - my 6 SlackBuild updates this week were all due to prompting
> while developing/testing/documenting the thing.
> The new tool can currently deal with projects at github, sourceforge,
> pypi & libreoffice. It's been written to enable new  repo modules to be
> added fairly easily. My real question is whether anyone knows of other
> repositories that should be included (and preferably have some sort of
> API available for access), so that modules for them can be added?
> I guess you should still let me know if this has already been done
> before I spend too much more time on it.
> BTW its at:
>     https://github.com/cwilling/pvc
> Thanks for any tips, comments,
> chris
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