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VideLibri 1.670 released

VideLibri is a daemon-like, platform-independent app that can show and automatically renew all your books lend in certain libraries, so you will never forget to return them. It can also perform all other operations of a library catalog.

After the last, unannounced release (1.666) has added support for the Bibliotheca and Bibliotheca+/OPEN library systems, this release lists some libraries using Bibliotheca. The Android version also has got some grouped sorting options. As usual several compatibility fixes for the listed library were necessary.... read more

Posted by Benito van der Zander 2014-10-01

VideLibri 1.660 and Xidel 0.8.4 released

VideLibri is a niche-program showing data from certain library websites, and Xidel a general-purpose cli data miner created to assist the development of VideLibri.


More concretely, VideLibri is a daemon-like, platform-independent app that can show and automatically renew all your books lend in certain libraries, so you will never forget to return them. It can also perform all other operations of a library catalog.... read more

Posted by Benito van der Zander 2014-08-21

VideLibri 1.650 and Xidel 0.8 released

VideLibri is a niche-program showing data from certain library websites, and Xidel a general-purpose cli data miner created to assist the development of VideLibri.


More concretely, VideLibri is a daemon-like, platform-independent app that can show and automatically renew all your books lend in certain libraries, so you will never forget to return them. It can also perform all other operations of a library catalogue.... read more

Posted by Benito van der Zander 2014-03-24

VideLibri 1.600 released

VideLibri is a daemon-like, platform-independent app that can show and automatically extend all your books lend in certain libraries, so you will never forget to return them. It can also perform all other operations of an library catalogue.
To be maximal flexible, a custom template language was developed, which can be used to add new library systems without doing any actual programming. For the more complex cases, VideLibri also contains a complete, custom XQuery implementation.
Since all currently supported libraries are in Germany the program itself is in German, but we will create a translation, if requested. The template language documentation is already in English.... read more

Posted by Benito van der Zander 2013-10-10

Xidel 0.6 released (a XQuery webscraper)

Xidel is a command line tool to download web pages and extract data from them. It supports XPath 2.0, XQuery 1.0 expressions as well as CSS 3 selectors and pattern-matching templates.

In the 0.6 release the XPath 2.0 interpreter was extended to become a complete XQuery 1.0 engine.
This allowed testing with the entire XQuery Test Suite, and uncovered a few bugs in the XPath 2 part, which where also (mostly) fixed in this release.... read more

Posted by Benito van der Zander 2012-11-07

VideLibri 0.999 released

VideLibri is a daemon like program that can show and automatically extend all your books lend in certain libraries, so you will never forget to return them.

The release 0.999 adds support for four German libraries in Berlin, and adepts the existing templates of libraries in Düsseldorf to changes on their webpages. (The last supported town is Aachen, btw.)

For each of this libraries the program contains a set of templates, and it supports only these libraries.
However, you can easily write your own templates for new libraries.... read more

Posted by Benito van der Zander 2011-03-08