January 14, 2010

On Tuesday, I released version 0.02 of Net::NationalRail::LiveDepartureBoards to CPAN. So far, no one has complained. This module is probably of interest only to people in the UK; it looks up which trains are next to arrive/depart from a particular station.

This release was prompted by a patch sent to me by Ian Dash, implementing a filtering feature I was too lazy to write myself. If someone wants to put a fancy GNOME applet around it, I'd be grateful. ;) I think the next step is to add a nicer OO interface.

My original reason for writing the module was to advertise this SOAP API that ATOC publishes - it could easily be wrapped in languages other than Perl. That particular URL was found by inspecting the official widget for Windows Vista.

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