nALFS: New ALFS backend/frontend, all in one

Neven Has haski at sezampro.yu
Wed Aug 8 03:10:25 PDT 2001


First of all, "n" doesn't necessarily stand for "Neven", it can stand for
"ncurses", "new", or whatever else you want. ;)


Some of the features are:

o   browsing the profile (in a tree-like mode)
o   starting execution from selected elements (and it's children)
o   still browsing the profile while output is scrolling in a separate window
o   pausing (and stopping) execution and scrolling up the output
o   nice run-status marks, so you can know which elements are currently being
    executed, which failed, which are successfully done etc.
o   automatically skipping already (successfully) executed elements
o   displaying detailed element info
o   creating a statically linked, self-contained executable
    (for a simpler "building environment")

There are a lot of nice things that are going to be implemented (most of
them are in TODO file), so this is just a beginning. :)


The only requirement is the expat library from
http://sourceforge.net/projects/expat/ or directly from 
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/expat/expat-1.95.2.tar.gz.
expat-1.95.1 works fine too.


It's C, it's ncurses, it's GPL, and it's here:

    http://www.beotel.yu/~has/projects/alfs/index.html


Any suggestions, bug reports, new ideas etc. are highly welcome.

Tell me what you think.


Neven

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    (or to me personally, but not to lfs-discuss).

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