Why make Global Village?

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I had a collection of scripts, cron jobs and other utils that were sort of thrown in a pot and left to simmer.

Often, when I was not paying attention they would boil over leaving a sludge on my desktop... It was time to tidy things up and hopefully provide a tool that other people can use as well.

Also, I have been using Xplanet for several years and belive in the unix ideals of building on and combining existing tools.

Make each program do one thing well. To do a new job, build afresh rather than complicate old programs by adding new features.
-- Doug McIlroy

XPlanet does it's job well. Global Village aims to do it's job well, and it's job is to wrap the features of Xplanet and display the output on the Gnome desktop.

globalvillage is (c)2007 by Rob Brown-Bayliss and released under the GPL version 2 software license. Enjoy! - 7