What is it?
Monocle is a simple RSS/Atom feed parser written in Fennel
Monocle was written to help me better keep track of the Alpine packages I'm maintaining.
How it Works
Monocle looks for a .monoclerc file with a simple format, like the one below:
fennel+++https://github.com/bakpakin/Fennel/releases.atom sbcl+++https://github.com/sbcl/sbcl/releases.atom fbgrab+++https://github.com/GunnarMonell/fbgrab/releases.atom cage+++https://github.com/Hjdskes/cage/releases.atom chez-scheme+++https://github.com/cisco/ChezScheme/releases.atom clojure+++https://github.com/clojure/clojure/releases.atom leiningen+++https://github.com/technomancy/leiningen/releases.atom mg+++https://github.com/hboetes/mg/releases.atom love+++https://github.com/love2d/love/releases.atom next+++https://github.com/atlas-engineer/next/releases.atom libfixposix+++https://github.com/sionescu/libfixposix/releases.atom clisp+++https://github.com/clisp-lang/clisp/releases.atom
Monocle ingests the dotfile, splitting the project name from the repo feed, and curls the rss/atom down. Once the XML file has been pulled down it grabs the first two iterations of the "title" and "updated" tags, and returns them to STDOUT. Absolutely nobody is surprised by how this works, it could be accomplished in any language, even a simple shell script would work excellently.
For me the justification to write my own was to learn, and to provide an easily manageable and version controllable list of projects. By over engineering the solution to include dot file parsing logic I can do something like include it inside of my apkvol when I run a lbu. And maybe because of that I won't forget to update Next browser for 4 months. Maybe.
If you'd like to contact me about my software, ponderings, or just to chat; you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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