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November 18th, 2008, 04:12 PM
Does anyone know if the OfflineUpdateSpec project is still alive?


This would be a wonderful tool for folks who have some sort of access to broadband at work or school but stuck with low-band or no-band at home.

What would be really awesome if this project ever comes together is a way to plug a thumb drive into the offline PC, take a "picture" of its package status, then take the thumb drive to the broadband connection and it would know what to download to keep the offline PC updated.
And, of course, a way to add elective packages, too, not just the updates.

November 18th, 2008, 11:27 PM
I am not sure if that project is still alive or not but have you looked at Keryx (http://keryx.betaserver.org/)

November 26th, 2008, 05:37 AM
No, I'd never heard of Keryx before. Thank you. I'll have to try this out. Have you used it?

November 26th, 2008, 09:31 AM
I started playing around with it awhile ago but haven't looked at it for awhile.

November 26th, 2008, 03:17 PM
Looks like the developer has Keryx up on the racks and changing out the transmission - going from PyGTK to wxWidgets. Whatever that means :)

Will wait a few weeks for that then take another look.

Thanks again!

November 26th, 2008, 10:30 PM
wxWidgets is a differnet tool that you can use to create the interface. GTK wasnt working out so great for me so switching to wxWidgets was the best option. Keryx even supports the Mac now. :) Next version should be released in a couple of days, got a few last minute fixes and want to make sure everything is working properly. Don't want to release a new version that cant change gears. ;)