Sunday 22nd September 2002
What do you do, on an open source project, where the author takes in any patches that you submit, uses them, but fails to credit you in any way?
Submit a patch to update the CREDITS file, of course ;)
I'm starting to feel comfortable at my new job, although I'm still discovering new things about Zope...
1.0 is taking a little longer to happen than originally planned, but is very close now.
Recently I wrote an inetd(8) replacement for Twisted, mainly as a practical example of how to write a superserver that spawns child processes. It was liked enough that it was given its own subpackage, rather than being buried in the doc/examples directory. I'm happy that it's a fairly short and mostly functional implementation of inetd.
I was disappointed that I had to resort to writing a C extension module for part of setting up Sun-RPC services (for the pmap_set(3) function), and they still don't quite work properly. I'm not sure where to find documentation on how an inetd implementation should run rpc services, although I'm sure it's out there (yes, I've looked at the inetd(8) source in Debian, but not know the first thing about Sun-RPC, it didn't really help).