Forum: Ruby [ANN] Oughtve 0.8.0

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Eero S. (Guest)
on 2009-06-07 22:49
 Oughtve
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- Shotgun:              $105.95.
- Beat-up Olds:         $2000.
- Chemistry 101:        $36.

- Remembering "niktu":  Priceless.


 What?
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Oughtve is a very simple command-line- and directory-based
notation tool, always at your fingertips to avoid the few
seconds/minutes/aeons that invariably cause you to lose the
thought you had.

Yeah. It lets you make notes. *And* read them later.


 Why?
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Because you *will* forget.


 Features
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* Notes are grouped based on the working directory they are
  written from. You might, for example, define a group for
  each of your coding projects' top directories: any notes
  you write in or under those directories will be grouped
  respectively.

* Notes can be "struck out" or closed so that they do not
  appear in the default listings (e.g. to emulate simple todo
  lists.)

* Sets of notes in a group can be enclosed as a "chapter", or
  a completed section. For example, one might close a section
  once all items for the 0.3.0 release have been completed.
  This starts a new section and removes the old one from the
  default views.

* The directory grouping always looks progressively higher in
  the hierarchy until it finds a defined group, all the way up
  to the default group bound at / if it comes across none on
  the way.

* The normal directory lookup and various other things can be
  overridden with option switches. Sometimes you want to write
  a note in a specific group from somewhere else in the system:
  just specify the group name.

* A group's notes can be exported to JSON or YAML (rudimentary.)


 Examples
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An extremely curt introduction is found in doc/HOWTO.using.

I like to rename my script to "--", so that I can use the
following to enter a note:

    $ -- Remember to actually write the HOWTO.


 Requirements
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Gems:
  * dm-core
  * data_objects
  * do_sqlite3

Other:
  * UNIXy system.


 Status
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Experimental rewrite of an age-old workhorse of mine. The
intent of this release is to figure out if anyone else
finds this useful. It is *not* feature-complete, nor
presumably bug-free.

Please break it. 'Some' robustness is needed.


 Where?
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Only at [Github](http://github.com/rue/oughtve). Instead of
using Git, if you prefer, you may use the download link to
get yourself a tarball of the source.


 Who Do I Complain To?
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* oughtve MEOW projects _purr_ kittensoft _rawr_ org.
* IRC channel #oughtve on Freenode ("rue", in case I
  am not the only other person on the channel.)
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