Band Saw 0.3.0 review

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Band Saw is a syslog monitoring program for the GNOME desktop

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Graham Ashton
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Band Saw is a syslog monitoring program for the GNOME desktop. Band Saw project allows the user to setup filters that define which messages should generate alerts.

Combined with syslog's remote logging functionality it provides a scalable and easily deployed monitoring solution.

How does it work?

Band Saw is really quite simple; it monitors messages that are fed to it from a suitably configured syslog server, looking out for messages that contain text that the administrator is interested in. Any log message that matches the administrator's filters will be brought to the user's attention via a dialog box that pops up on screen.

Because syslog itself supports propagating messages between seperate computers, with syslog and Band Saw you can easily monitor a large number of computers for critical errors.

GTK+ version 2.8.x
Python 2.3
PyGTK 2.8.0 (2.4.0 may work, I've not tested it).
You will also need GnomePythonExtras (any version that supports the notification tray icons should suffice).

What's New in This Release:
Replaced alert dialogs with a notification tray icon.
Fixed bug 1446103 (Doesn't launch after welcome druid).
Fixed bug 1445846 (Window jumps to top left of screen).
Documented the new tray icon and find tools. Removed alert dialog docs.
Don't display an hourglass cursor whilst waiting for the application to start up (bug 1446114).
Removed unused configuration settings keys for controlling the ignoring of alerts.
Fixed the FIFO monitoring bug (we won't miss lots of messages now).

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