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Ferry Boender

Programmer, DevOpper, Open Source enthusiast.

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Category: libre software

Merging two Python dictionaries by deep-updating

Say we have two Python dictionaries: { 'name': 'Ferry', 'hobbies': ['programming', 'sci-fi'] } and { 'hobbies': ['gaming'] } What if we want to merge these two dictionaries such that "gaming" is added to the "hobbies" key of the first dictionary? I couldn't find anything online that did this already, so I wrote the following function […]

ScriptForm v1.3: Webserver that automatically generates forms to serve as frontends to scripts

I've just released v1.3 of Scriptform. ScriptForm is a stand-alone webserver that automatically generates forms from JSON to serve as frontends to scripts. It takes a JSON file which contains form definitions, constructs web forms from this JSON and serves these to users over HTTP. The user can select a form and fill it out. When […]

How to solve RPMs created by Alien having file conflicts

I generate release packages for my software with Alien, which amongst other things converts .deb packages to .rpm. On Fedora 24 however, the generated RPMs cause a small problem when installed with Yum: Transaction check error: file / from install of cfgtrack-1.0-2.noarch conflicts with file from package filesystem-3.2-20.el7.x86_64 file /usr/bin from install of cfgtrack-1.0-2.noarch conflicts […]

Ansible-cmdb v1.20: Generate a host overview of Ansible facts.

I've just released ansible-cmdb v1.20. Ansible-cmdb takes the output of Ansible's fact gathering and converts it into a static HTML overview page containing system configuration information. It supports multiple templates (fancy html, txt, markdown, json and sql) and extending information gathered by Ansible with custom data. This release includes the following changes: Support for installation in a VirtualEnv. New […]

ScriptForm v1.1: Webserver that automatically generates forms to serve as frontends to scripts

ScriptForm is a stand-alone webserver that automatically generates forms from JSON to serve as frontends to scripts. It takes a JSON file which contains form definitions, constructs web forms from this JSON and serves these to users over HTTP. The user can select a form and fill it out. When the user submits the form, it […]

Ansible-cmdb v1.19: Generate a host overview of Ansible facts.

I've just released ansible-cmdb v1.19. Ansible-cmdb takes the output of Ansible's fact gathering and converts it into a static HTML overview page containing system configuration information. It supports multiple templates (fancy html, txt, markdown, json and sql) and extending information gathered by Ansible with custom data. This release includes the following bugfixes;: Always show stack trace on error and […]

Bexec: Execute script in buffer and display output in buffer. Version 0.10 released.

After almost a year of no releases, I've made a new release of Bexec today. It's a minor feature release that brings a new setting to Bexec: bexec_splitsize. This settings controls the default size of the output window. You can set it in your .vimrc as follows: let g:bexec_splitsize=20 This will always make the output […]

Multi-repo Git status checking script

I've got a whole bunch of Git repositories in my ~/Projects/ directory. All of those may have unstaged, uncommitted or unpushed changes. I find this hard to keep track of properly, so I wrote a script to do this for me. The output looks like this: As you can see, it shows: Untracked files: File that […]

Ansible-cmdb v1.17: Generate a host overview of Ansible facts.

I've just released ansible-cmdb v1.17. Ansible-cmdb takes the output of Ansible's fact gathering and converts it into a static HTML overview page containing system configuration information. It supports multiple templates (fancy html, txt, markdown, json and sql) and extending information gathered by Ansible with custom data. This release includes the following bugfixes;: A bug that caused whitespace to be […]

Ansible-cmdb v1.15: Generate a host overview of Ansible facts.

I've just released ansible-cmdb v1.15. Ansible-cmdb takes the output of Ansible's fact gathering and converts it into a static HTML overview page containing system configuration information. It supports multiple templates and extending information gathered by Ansible with custom data. This release includes the following bugfixes and feature improvements: Improvements to the resilience against wrong, unsupported and missing data. […]

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