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Re: [Libguestfs] hivexml rewrite

On Sun, May 08, 2011 at 09:11:29PM -0400, Elizabeth Schweinsberg wrote:
> Simson, et al,
> > The XML produced by hivexml is somewhat difficult to work with. It also has
> > some problems in that it doesn't properly quote strings, and doesn't atke
> > into account other important information. I have come up with a new form and
> > would like to modify hivexml to output and ingest the new form.
> > My question for this group:
> > 1. Is anybody using hivexml?
> > 2. Is it important to be able to read the old XML format?
> > 3. We have had a hard time building hivexml on non-RedHat systems. Is there
> > any objection to my making this a standalone program?
> Are you going to just work on the xml portion of hivex, or all of it?
> I've got some suggestions on making (at least) the python bindings
> easier to use for forensics scripts.  And having the xml generation in
> Python would be great.

Consider other language bindings, not just Python.  We should not
favour one language over others.


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
libguestfs lets you edit virtual machines.  Supports shell scripting,
bindings from many languages.  http://libguestfs.org

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