Software Written by John Heidemann
Writing software is both my job and one of my hobbies. Over the years I've written and released a variety of software. The following packages listed below are currently available and maintained. Also, at the bottom I list and point to packages I wrote but no longer maintain.
- Fsdb: an ASCII database (previously called JDB)
- Fsdb is package of commands for manipulating flat-ASCII databases from shell scripts. Fsdb is useful to process medium amounts of data. Fsdb can be thought of as an incompatible reimplementation of /rdb, if you're familiar with that.
- dns browse
- Dns browse is a simple DNS browser in Perl and Tcl/Tk, modeled after Windows-style hierarchical lists.
- Dmalloc_summarize is a small Perl-program that converts the log output by Gray Watson's dmalloc (a source-available malloc debugger) into a form that makes it easy to answer questions like ``where is my memory being used?''. Download (5KB) (updated 18-May-98 to fix a serious off-by-one error).
- LavaPS is a lava-lamp simulator where each blob corresponds to a currently running process.
- Mediawiki hacks
- Minor wiki hacks: wiki upload, a perl program that allows command-line uploading of files to Mediawiki.
TeX Tools and Macros
- Lookbibtex is a grep-like program which understands the format of BibTeX files. Download version 1.44 released 19-Mar-98).
- ACM paper formats
- There are a number of templates for ACM paper formats around. These are mine, unique for including 10-point fonts as an option.
- UCLA Thesis document style
- I used to maintain the UCLA Thesis document style for LaTeX, and I still make the most recent release available (Version 1.2 was released June, 1996.)
Emacs Macro Packages
- Notes-mode is a package for organizing on-line note-taking. Notes-mode automates index generation and allows URLs to point to subjects.
- Graphing programs
- Gnuplot is a pretty good graphing program, but its user interface is non-shell-script friendly. Gnuplotfront is a front-end to gnuplot to solve part of this problem.
- digital camera info
- I'm trying to go digital for my photo needs. This page has pointers to useful software.
- miscellaneous GNOME environment changes
- Small hacks to GNOME tools.
In addition, the following software packages have all been put out to pasture on my "retired" software web page: stackable filing software, kernel debuggers, Apache performance enhancements, WWW::Search, WebStone-1.1 patches, paper_carrier, monitor, jogutils with jogscroll, some emacs macro packages, some games such as klondike, dontspace, xbomb. Xcron and lcron, a cron extension with location-triggered events. Ical patches to keep it building in 2009. In general, these programs have been transfered to others, superceded by other work, or no longer useful.