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[gNewSense-users] KFV Mode 0.5: partial uploads, more feedback and check

From: Bake Timmons
Subject: [gNewSense-users] KFV Mode 0.5: partial uploads, more feedback and checking
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 02:11:59 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

I am happy to announce KFV Mode 0.5, a program that helps automate the
Kernel Freedom Verification (KFV) project of the gNewSense GNU/Linux
distribution.  Version 0.5 is attached to the end of this email.

Changes since 0.4:

* Automatic URL section completion (just press TAB to see completions)
* Handling of partial uploads (with correct percentages, etc.)
* More useful, prioritized feedback (with *'s) at end of generated markup
* Better error checking, more robust input handling
* Better comment capture (e.g., #ifndef ... /* ... */ of some headers)
* Added "GPL (no version specified)" when creating new license-choices files
* Other bug fixes, display and doc enhancements, and design improvements


* Thanks to the KFV Mode users!  Features and fixes often come from
  feedback -- please keep it coming.
* Although KFV Mode works fine on Emacs 21 and up, there is a slight but
  growing advantage of KFV Mode on newer versions of Emacs in terms of
  features and robustness.
* Take heart Emacs novices!  You will may be surprised at how far a few
  fun little Emacs tricks will get you (see references at end of this

Features of KFV Mode 0.5:

* Complete a section page of the gNewSense KFV project entirely within Emacs
* Very easy navigation among files, sections, and subsections
* Keyboard shortcuts and error checking reduces typos and formatting work
* Automated markup generation gives pages a more consistent look
* Automatic uploading of markup avoids tedious, time-consuming busywork
  with a web browser 
* Network functions happen in the background, unless to handle errors
* Every function and variable (minimally) documented for
  straightforward customization
* Incorporates latest changes to formatting conventions in KFV project

KFV Mode runs under the Emacs editor and has been lightly tested on
Emacs versions 21 and recent snapshots.  It is as simple as loading the
attached file in Emacs with load-file and then running the kfv-start

Code and feedback are appreciated.  Even if you do not plan to use Emacs
for helping with KFV, perhaps you might consider copying some of
KFV Mode's features into other software.

Have fun.


Attachment: kfv.el
Description: KFV Mode 0.5

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