relmon is a utility for monitoring websites of software projects for new releases. It crawls websites efficiently via HTTP or HTTPS using a configurable number of simultaneous connections and can parse HTML and XHTML documents as well as RSS 2.0 and Atom feeds. Software releases are detected by extracting the version numbers of links to distribution files from the parsed documents or feeds. In addition to the version numbers, the history of releases consisting of the times new release were initially discovered, any encountered errors and the time this information was last updated are recorded.

The recorded information on each software project can be output in several different formats, including formatted text, machine-parseable text, and HTML, optionally with the history of releases in Atom feed fromat.

Downloads

The current development version is available from its source code repository.

News

2014-10-26: relmon 1

  • Add discover subcommand
  • Add manpages for relmon and relmon_watchlist
  • Add Makefile
  • Add README file
  • Check the content type of documents that are being downloaded
  • Initial revision

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Documentation

Manual Pages

Build Instructions

relmon requires Tcl 8.5 or later, tcllib, tls, and tdom and has been tested to work on Linux distributions and FreeBSD. The following tools are required to build relmon:

Rebuilding the man pages additionally requires the xsltproc tool from libxml2.

Before building relmon check the commented macros in the Makefile for any macros you may need to override depending on the used tools and operating system.

By default, all files will be installed under the "/usr/local" directory, a different installation path prefix can be set via the prefix macro. In addition, a second path prefix can be specified via the DESTDIR macro which will be prepended to any path, incuding the prefix macro path prefix. In contrast to prefix, the path specified via the DESTDIR macro will only be prepended to paths during installation and not be used for constructing internal paths.

The following instructions assume that make is GNU make, on some platforms it may be installed under a different name or a non-default path. In order to start the build process run make all. After a successful build, run make install to install the program, any associated data files and the documentation.

Previously generated data files and documentation can be removed by running make clean, any additional, generated files which are not removed by the clean target can be removed by running make clobber.

Contact

Please send any feedback, translations or bug reports via email to guido+relmon@berhoerster.name.

Bug Reports

When sending bug reports, please always mention the exact version of relmon with which the issue occurs as well as the version of Tcl and the operating system you are using and make sure that you provide sufficient information to reproduce the issue and include any input, output, any error messages.

In case of build issues, please also specify the implementations and versions of the used tools.

In case of crashes, please include the stack trace that was generated by the Tcl interpreter in the bug report.

License

Except otherwise noted, all files are Copyright (C) 2014 Guido Berhoerster and distributed under the following license terms:

Copyright (C) 2014 Guido Berhoerster guido+relmon@berhoerster.name

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.