Treeps is program for Unix/Linux that is designed to make monitoring and interacting with the running programs on your system easy and intuitive. A "real time" tree view shows the relationships between the processes and is color-coded to provide easy interpretation of various values. The process tree displays any combination of users/groups and can be used to drill down into process details and then extract key fields for continuous monitoring. A number of actions can be performed on processes, such as signal, renice, trace, view man page, etc.
X Window Properties Viewer is a simple Motif application that lets you view/edit the X properties that are associated with each X window. A tree viewer lets to see part or all of the windows tree on your X server. After selecting a window you can view all of the resources at once or select individual ones for viewing/editing. Only editing strings is currently supported.
> After some attempts to post trivial
> software such as more or less advanced
> shell scripts to make life easier for
> the crowd of us, I realized this is not
> right for freshmeat.net. Freshmeat.net
> is, after all, an index site for
> software with some meat on the bones.
> Thus, I registered freshbones.net. The
> site is not yet online, though I'll try
> to see to that. This is - no meat - just
> bones. Shell scripts and the like.
> I do not plan to make this project
> some competitor to freshmeat or any like
> that. I just want a trivial software
> index as well. If anyone want to join
> this, please post me a message.
With 3 accepted and 2 rejected I know what you mean. I think the editorial decisions make sense when you think about it. The "value" of fresh meat is the selection that's on the "daily menu" and the reserve of good software tools to search for. To coin a phrase, "it's a good thing".
It makes sense to me to have a separate web site for the other stuff. "Just deserts" would be cute or "appettizers" to play on the same theme. A place for the 100 line or less little tools that can improve your productivity or provide the spark of an idea.
A simple metric of usefulness is the download count, but some kind of collaborative filtering would be useful too. It would be nice if each individual could pick their own favorites, then searchers could pick and combine the favorites lists of those they agree with. Such a system would let every one have a voice, and at the same time let people choose who they listen too. One could also have "bots" that do picks as well. i.e. a shell_tool_bot or a perl_tool_bot ...
One nice addition to freshmeat would be a "Today's Specials" kind of feature, i.e. an ordered ranking of the most downloaded of todays submissions. It's nice to know what's hot and what's not! The same thing would be nice on a weekly/monthy/yearly basis.
Heck I might even be willing to pay for a weekly email of the "best of freshmeat"!