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Pagecast

Pagecast submits lists of URLs to various search engines such as AltaVista, Infoseek, Excite, Google, etc. to be indexed. It can run from the command-line or as a mail-robot (email a list of URLs to pagecast@yourmachine). It has a few advanced features such as the ability to rate a URL's keyword-to-title relevance and fix broken meta tags.

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  •  22 May 2000 04:05

    Release Notes: This version is nearly a complete rewrite of the 1.x series. The main changes include multiple language support with English, French, and German translations, a modular server system with group control, many new and updated servers definition files (and templates for custom servers), HTTP proxy support, improved network performance, and full SMTP support for sending mail.

    •  28 Feb 2000 17:49

      Release Notes: Fixes for problems with the Debian package, a German language file, fixes for a few bugs in the man page, and the default logfile location is now the user's home directory (instead of $PREFIX/lib/pagecast).

      •  24 Feb 2000 13:54

        Release Notes: Updates were made to the French language file, the makefile, and the documentation. Many small bug fixes and features. A Debian package is now availible. This is planned to be the last beta before the stable release, so testing is requested. Many new server definitions (mostly German-related) were added and updates were made to existing definitions.

        •  18 Jan 2000 07:40

          Release Notes: SMTP support, updated server definitions, and bugfixes.

          •  12 Dec 1999 21:54

            No changes have been submitted for this release.

            Recent comments

            26 Feb 2000 20:38 planders

            new debian package
            Please try out the pagecast_2.0beta3 debian package... the earlier debian package was unusable for anyone other than me. This fixes that problem and a few other smaller ones.

            24 Feb 2000 17:24 planders

            Please test the Beta releases!
            The 2.0 Beta releases are availible at the links above. If you are a Pagecast user (or want to download it) PLEASE download the beta and test it out and SEND BUG REPORTS so I can get a nice, stable 2.0 release out there.

            Anyway, I'd be surprised if half of the servers in the 1.1.1 version worked, as the sites tend to change their HTML on a regular basis.

            Beyond the 2.0 release, I've got no major plans for the program besides bug fixes and things like documentation and language file updates, and of course, keeping the server defintions current.

            06 Sep 1999 03:26 planders

            2.0 alpha series now availible
            There is a new series of alpha releases availible in preparation for Pagecast 2.0. Go to the Pagecast homepage listed above to download them. They are NOT for casual users but people who are interested in the development of Pagecast are asked to try them out. There are many new features including finer grained control over servers & threads, modular servers, full HTTP proxy support (and more robust networking in general) and SMTP support.

            15 Jul 1999 19:12 planders

            Possible incompatibility
            Some users are reporting problems with Pagecast and other Python software when they are running both the newest Python 1.5.2 *and* the Linux Kernel version 2.0.x.

            The solution pending further debugging is to either upgrade to Linux 2.2.x or downgrade Python to 1.5.1.

            06 Jul 1999 23:06 planders

            new mailing list for Pagecast
            Visit the Pagecast home page (listed above) for information about joining the new Pagecast mailing list.

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