check if source or destination is the root directory
check if output is same as, subdirectory of or parent of current directory
now checks all stupid combinations of source/destination directories I could imagine
enable force overwrite (-f) option
works with (more) paths with spaces in them
add support for HTML::Clean for html compression
add support for advancecomp (compression optimizer):
use advdef to recompress *.gz (and *.png if pngcrush not installed)
use advzip to recompress *.zip
brute mode (-b) enables -4 (compress extreme) option on advdef/advzip
13-9-2004 - Webpack 0.5b released
catch (more) pngcrush failures
more sanity checking
process-existing-files-only-if-source-newer-than-target (-u) - now can
use in an automated way to keep a website updated
implement force overwrite (-f) (hidden for the moment)
25-07-2004 - Webpack Announced on Freshmeat
announced on Freshmeat and there's
been lots of hits but not many downloads, so to make it easier there
is now linux-x86
and cygwin "packages"
which include both webpack itself and enough of the pre-compiled requirements
to get you going. Oh and yes, future versions will have a bit more documentation
/klooj/ n. Incorrect (though regrettably common) spelling
of kluge (US). These two words have been confused in American
usage since the early 1960s, and widely confounded in Great
Britain since the end of World War II.
[TMRC] A crock that works. (A long-ago "Datamation" article
by Jackson Granholme similarly said: "An ill-assorted collection
of poorly matching parts, forming a distressing whole.")
v. To use a kludge to get around a problem. "I've kludged
around it for now, but I'll fix it up properly later."
This word appears to have derived from Scots `kludge' or `kludgie'
for a common toilet, via British military slang. It apparently
became confused with U.S. kluge during or after World War II;
some Britons from that era use both words in definably different
ways, but kluge is now uncommon in Great Britain. `Kludge' in
Commonwealth hackish differs in meaning from `kluge' in that it
lacks the positive senses; a kludge is something no Commonwealth
hacker wants to be associated too closely with. Also, `kludge'
is more widely known in British mainstream slang than `kluge'
is in the U.S.
Source: Jargon File 4.2.0
/kluhj/ (From the old Scots "kludgie" meaning an outside toilet)
A Scottish engineering term for anything added in an ad hoc (and
possibly unhygenic!) manner. At some point during the Second World
War, Scottish engineers met Americans and the meaning, spelling
and pronunciation of kludge became confused with that of "kluge".
The spelling "kludge" was apparently popularised by the "Datamation"
cited below which defined it as "An ill-assorted collection of
poorly matching parts, forming a distressing whole."
The result of this tangled history is a mess; in 1993, many
(perhaps even most) hackers pronounce the word /klooj/ but spell
it "kludge" (compare the pronunciation drift of mung). Some observers
consider this appropriate in view of its meaning.
["How to Design a Kludge", Jackson Granholme, Datamation, February
1962, pp. 30-31].
Source: The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing
kludge or kluge (klõõj) n. Slang
A system, especially a computer system, that is constituted
of poorly matched elements or of elements originally intended
for other applications.
A clumsy or inelegant solution to a problem.
[From ironic use of earlier kluge, smart, clever, from
spelling pronunciation of German kluge, from Middle High German
kluc, from Middle Low German klõk.]
kludge v. kludgy adj.
Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language,
Fourth Edition Copyright
Kludge n :
a badly assembled collection of parts hastily assembled to serve
some particular purpose (often used to refer to computing systems
or software that has been badly put together)
In information technology, a kludge (pronounced KLOOdzh) is an
awkward or clumsy (but at least temporarily effective) solution
to a programming or hardware design or implementation problem.
According to Eric Raymond, the term is indirectly derived from
the German klug meaning clever. Raymond considers "kludge" an
incorrect spelling of kluge, a term of the 1940s with the same
general meaning and possibly inspired by the Kluge paper feeder,
a "fiendishly complex assortment of cams, belts, and linkages...devilishly
difficult to repair...but oh, so clever!"
A kludge originates because another, more elegant or appropriate
solution is not currently possible (perhaps because of time constraints).
Hardware and software products are sometimes the result of adding
a new and basically incompatible design to the original design
rather than redesigning the product completely. What is a kludge
can be a matter of opinion. Users often have a different opinion
than the designers, who understand the problems that had to be
overcome. To the extent that information technology products are
combinations of elements originating from a variety of design
philosophies and constraints, almost any product is bound to contain
some element of kludginess.
A kludge could be considered a type of workaround.