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Re: [gNewSense-users] license updater program finished

From: Chris Andrew
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] license updater program finished
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 18:38:10 +0100


Thanks for making the effort to write this code.  Sounds like a good
idea to merge this with the main KFV script.  Be good to see what
people make of it.



2008/5/7 Peter and Jesse <address@hidden>:
> I finally finished a program that updates the wiki sites based on
>  EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL and MODULE_LICENSE calls. What it does is searches the
>  kernel for files that have these calls in them and appends the
>  appropriate lines to the end of the wiki sites. It also changes the
>  license if the function license is more specific (in most cases,
>  unspecified license -> unspecified version of GPL).
>  Some warnings:
>  1. This is the first program I've written for the Free Software
>  community. I'm sure there are rules I'm breaking and expectations I'm
>  not meeting. If so, let me know what they are!
>  2. I wrote this to be run on my computer. I figured that eventually this
>  stuff would be incorporated into kfv.el. If not, I can always run it
>  again in the future after more directories have been checked. What this
>  means is that there is some hardcoded stuff (like the location of the
>  kernel source) and it uses some nonstandard text-processing programs. If
>  it's important to make this program easy to use for other people, I'm
>  happy to make it do that, but I figured since it only needs to be run
>  once, why make the effort.
>  3. This program appends the relevant code to the bottom of the wiki
>  page. I am assuming that other people have not added any of these calls
>  to their pages. If this is a problem, let me know, and I can add
>  something that checks to see if they have already been added.
>  I am attaching the code to the program in case anyone wants to look over
>  it before I run the program. Finally, I have ran it on the drivers/edac
>  directory and put the output in the wikiSandbox, so they have names urls
>  like
>  Also, I assume there is some easy way to restore the wiki pages just in
>  case I mess them up. I think I've done enough testing, but I guess I'm a
>  little paranoid.
>   Peter Stevenson
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