Published Software


Tal for Go an implementation of TAL, TALES and METAL for Golang.

Forest Bus a distributed commit log / message bus.  Written in Go with clients libraries for Python and Java.

RSyncBackup a Python module to perform automated backups using rsync.

SimpleTAL is a stand alone implementation of the TAL specification (AKA Zope Page Templates) for Python.

PubTal is the templating system used to create this site.


These should still work, but I've not done anything with them in a long time.

WSGIUtils is a package of standalone utility libraries that ease the development of simple WSGI programs.

TimeFormat is an alternative to the Python time.strftime() function.  It supports a richer set of formatting characters, and works more consistently across platforms.


These pieces of software are not just old, they probably don't even work anymore as operating systems and standards have evolved too far since they were created.

Dirc (Archived)A Java (1.0.2) IRC Client.

TALAggregator (Archived) is a multi-user, web based RSS aggregator.

DeskNotes (Archived)  The Desktop Notes Application for BeOS

BeOSMailToMbox.  A standalone Python script for converting BeOS Mail format (i.e. single file per email) to standard Unix mbox format.

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