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[Savannah-register-public] [task #6291] Submission of GetHT

From: Nick White
Subject: [Savannah-register-public] [task #6291] Submission of GetHT
Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2006 02:07:55 +0000
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                 Summary: Submission of GetHT
                 Project: Savannah Administration
            Submitted by: njw
            Submitted on: Sunday 24/12/06 at 02:07
         Should Start On: Sunday 24/12/06 at 00:00
   Should be Finished on: Wednesday 03/01/07 at 00:00
                Category: Project Approval
                Priority: 5 - Normal
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
        Percent Complete: 0%
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                  Effort: 0.00



A new project has been registered at Savannah 
This project account will remain inactive until a site admin approves or
discards the registration.

= Registration Administration =

While this item will be useful to track the registration process, *approving
or discarding the registration must be done using the specific Group
<> page*,
accessible only to site administrators, effectively *logged as site
administrators* (superuser):

* Group Administration

= Registration Details =

* Name: *GetHT*
* System Name:  *getht*
* Type: non-GNU software & documentation
* License: GNU General Public License V2 or later


==== Description: ====
GetHT is a simple command line (though I plan to add a GTK2 interface soon)
tool to download the Digital Edition of the Hinduism Today magazine. [1]

Unfortunately Hinduism Today decided to not simply link to the PDFs and other
multimedia for their issues, but instead they provide a proprietary program
for OSX or Windows, which downloads contents files and the issues there
listed [2].

This program then basically just parse a few contents files available online,
to download PDFs and multimedia for the issues. It currently only runs on
GNU/Linux, but it should be trivial to port to other OSes.

The goal is to provide a simple, easy to use client to download the magazine
on any platform, however one sees fit. For example the client they provide
will not allow one to save multimedia, or only download certain parts of the
magazine. This one will.

It is written entirely in C, and is licensed under the GNU GPL. I haven't
written much documentation yet, but I'll license it under either the GFDL or

You can download the pre-0.1 code at


==== Other Software Required: ====
    license: GPL
autotools (soon)
    license: GPL

==== Other Comments: ====
Regarding you formats policy: the multimedia items it is able to download are
mp3 and mp4.
I know these aren't the nicest formats, but they're also not the nastiest,
and as I don't control the distribution there is no real alternative I have,
other than not offering the functionality at all, which is unacceptable.


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