Author: rsiddharth <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:25:18 +0530
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+This script is an effort to automate the documentation of the
+differences between gNewSense and Debian.
+The present list of differences is documented at the
+[gNewSense wiki]. Look at the [savannah task #12794] for more
+ $ python gns-deb-diff.py packages-list-file output-table-file local-packages-directory remote-bzr-url
+ local-packages-directory = "~/gnewsense/packages-parkes"
+ remote-bzr-ur = "bzr://bzr.savannah.gnu.org/gnewsense/packages-parkes"
+`packages-list-file`, is a file which contains a list of package names
+that differ from Debian. Look at `packages-parkes.list` file for a
+`output-table-file`, is the file to which the script should write the difference table.
+This is what the script does at present:
++ **S1** The script pulls the latest version of the packages, listed
+in the `packages-list-file`, from their respective bzr repos.
++ **S2** For packages which contain the `README.gNewSense` file, it
+reads the content into a dict; the keys being the names of the
++ **S3** The script puts the names of packages, which doesn't contain
+`README.gNewSense` file, into a seperate list.
++ **S4** The dict produced in **S2** is used to generate moinmoin
+marked up table, like [the one here].
++ **S5** The generated table is written to the `output-table-file`.
++ **S4** The list of packages which doesn't contain `README.gNewSense`
+is barfed out to stdout.
+1. At present the script reads the whole `README.gNewSense` file and
+puts it in the second column of the table. The file typically about 10
+lines big & contains newlines.
+Unforunately, the MoinMoin markup for the table doesn't allow the
+columns to have new lines. So, the table generated by the script, at
+present, must be manually edited to remove newlines.
+A possible solution would be to have a one line description, of how
+the respective package differs from Debian, at the beginning of the
+`README.gNewSense`. This line can then be used by the script to
+generate the table.
+The script is under the WTFPL version 2 license. See COPYING for more
+details. This license is [compatible with GNU GPL].