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Joey's Tools: Debian Weekly News

dwn-mbnames

This program, written by Thomas Bliesener, will add multibyte characters for foreign names to an issue of DWN. It needs to be updated frequently.

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dwn-upload

This program, executed inside of the issue directory, will upload a new issue of DWN but take care of recent changes and their history. This way it is possible to preserver all changes and credits since the preview of DWN.

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makemail.pl

This tool, developed by the web team of Debian, or mostly Joey Hess, who also started writing up DWN, reads a compiled isue of DWN and reformats it for distribution via mail. This is the program that extracts and moves the hyperlinks around which improved the readability a lot. There's also an internationalised version in the German directory.

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dwn-release

This program is a frontend to the above tools and adds a particular issue of DWN to the Debian repository, compile it and distribute the issue via mail, by setting the proper mail headers like the encoding and the approved line.

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checkdwn.pl

This is a great tool, again written by Thomas Bliesener, that helps a lot with removing stupid systematic errors when writing DWN. Before I send out the preview I always run the current issue through this program to rub out the most stupid bugs.

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wnpp-mail

This program connects to the LDAP frontend of the bugtracking system, investigates the list of orphaned packages (i.e. bugs against the pseudo-paket wnpp) and creates a list of the most recently orphaned packages which will be added to the next issue of DWN.

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newpkg-mail

This programm inspects the list of most recently added packages and creates a list of them, which will be used as basis for the next issue of DWN.

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