Name: Elliot Peele
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Well I haven't had much time outside of work to do much of anything. Wow...its been awhile since I posted here last.

I have been working on a web kickstart generator. It takes a file that looks very similar to a solaris jumpstart and converts it to a kickstart for our customized version of Red Hat Linux. Tonight I added the ability to kickstart stock Red Hat Linux. I really like how the person that started it layed everything out in a very easily extendable fashion and its all written in python. How I do so enjoy python programming.

I also have a plan to write an XMLRPC app that is able to remote manage our customized version of Red Hat Linux, but should probaly be able to be used for stock Red Hat Linux. I would like to write most of this this summer while I might have alittle time.

For people that may be interested in stitch as I think there might be one or two. I haven't been working on it at all really. After I realized that there is at least one utility that already does backups in the fashion that I was implementing I haven't really been that motivated. If there is anyone who would like to pick up the project just email me at elliot at Also I would like to get an idea if there is anyone interested in stitch as I may start working on it again if there is enough interest.

Just in case someone hasn't seen this The status is that Rob Levin should get a life.

In case anybodies actualy interested:

I started work on a project called stitch this past august. I would like to get back into writing it, but just don't have the time right now. It has started as a very basic tool for createing incremental backups using rsync. After looking around and talking with some people I found that apparently someone has already written something similar, rdiffbackup that does the same thing and is even written in the same languae, pytheon. So I have started to consider making stitch a frontend that can be used with rsync or rdiffbackup.

Rdiffbackup uses librsync rather than rsync, which is just copying the code out of rsync into a library and calling functions out of the library rather than calling rsync directly. I kind of like my idea better because your just calling rsync with the correct options, but I'm not sure what would be better.

I have also considered adding a GUI to somehow represent backups. Stitch in its current state could use a complete rewrite as its the fist python code that I wrote other than some simple scripts. I really need to sit down for a month or so and rething everything.

If anyone happens to read this and is actualy some what interested or out of some morbid curiosity wants to look at Stitch you can find it at

Feel free to send me any coments, patches, flames, whatever. Send them to elliot at bentlogic dot net.


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