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David Golden

NAME

POE::Component::Client::NNTP::Tail - Sends events for new articles posted to an NNTP newsgroup

VERSION

version 0.03

SYNOPSIS

   use POE qw( Component::Client::NNTP::Tail );
   use Email::Simple;
 
   POE::Component::Client::NNTP::Tail->spawn(
     NNTPServer  => 'nntp.perl.org',
     Group       => 'perl.cpan.testers',
   );
 
   POE::Session->create(
     package_states => [
       main => [qw(_start new_header got_article)]
     ],
   );
 
   POE::Kernel->run;
 
   # register for NNTP tail events
   sub _start {
     $_[KERNEL]->post( 'perl.cpan.testers' => 'register' );
     return;
   }
 
   # get articles with subject 'FAIL' as 'got_article' events
   sub new_header {
     my ($article_id, $lines) = @_[ARG0, ARG1];
     my $article = Email::Simple->new( join("\r\n", @$lines) );
     if ( $article->header('Subject') =~ /^FAIL/ ) {
       $_[KERNEL]->post(
         'perl.cpan.testers' => 'get_article' => $article_id
       );
     }
     return;
   }
 
   # find and print perl version components to terminal
   sub got_article {
     my ($article_id, $lines) = @_[ARG0, ARG1];
     for my $text ( reverse @$lines ) {
       if ( $text =~ /^Summary of my perl5 \(([^)]+)\)/ ) {
         print "$1\n";
         last;
       }
     }
     return;
   }

DESCRIPTION

This component periodically polls an NNTP newsgroup and posts POE events to component listeners as new articles are available. These events contains the article ID and header text for the given articles. This component also facilitates retrieving the full text of a particular article of interest.

Internally, it uses POE::Component::Client::NNTP to manage the NNTP session.

USAGE

Spawn a new component session for each newsgroup to follow. Send the register event to specify an event to sent back when new articles arrive. Handle the new article event. Optionally, send the get_article event to request the full text of the article.

spawn

   POE::Component::Client::NNTP::Tail->spawn(
     NNTPServer  => 'nntp.perl.org',
     Group       => 'perl.cpan.testers',
   );

The spawn class method launches a new POE::Session to follow a given newsgroup. The NNTPServer and Group arguments are required, all other arguments are optional:

  • NNTPServer (required) -- name or IP address of the NNTP server

  • Group (required) -- newsgroup to follow

  • Interval -- minimum number of seconds between checks for new messages (defaults to 60)

  • Alias -- POE::Session alias name (defaults to the newsgroup name)

  • Port -- server port for NNTP connections

  • LocalAddr -- local address for outbound IP connection

  • Debug -- if true, a trace of events and arguments will be printed to STDERR

You must spawn multiple times to follow multiple newsgroups.

INPUT EVENTS

The component will respond to the following events.

register

   $_[KERNEL]->post( 'perl.cpan.testers' => register => $event_name );

This event notifies the component to post a new_header event to the sender when new articles arrive. The event will be sent using the $event_name provided, or will default to 'new_header'. Multiple sessions may register with a single POE::Component::Client::NNTP::Tail session.

unregister

   $_[KERNEL]->post( 'perl.cpan.testers' => unregister );

This event will stop the component from posting new_header events to the sender.

get_article

   $_[KERNEL]->post(
     'perl.cpan.testers' => get_article => $article_id => $event_name
   );

This event requests that the full text of $article_id be returned in a got_article event. The event will be sent using the $event_name provided, or will default to 'got_article'.

shutdown

   $_[KERNEL]->post( 'perl.cpan.testers' => 'shutdown' );

This event requests that the component stop broadcasting events, disconnect from the NNTP server and generally stop processing.

OUTPUT EVENTS

The component sends the following events types, though the actual event name may be different depending on what is specified in the register and get_article events.

new_header

   ($article_id, $lines) = @_[ARG0, ARG1];

The new_header event is sent when new articles are found in the newsgroup. The $lines argument is a reference to an array of lines that contain the article header. Lines have had newlines removed.

got_article

   ($article_id, $lines) = @_[ARG0, ARG1];

The got_article event is sent when the full text of an article is retrieved. The $lines argument is a reference to an array of lines that contain the full article, including header and body text. Lines have had newlines removed.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature using the CPAN Request Tracker. Bugs can be submitted through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/Dist/Display.html?Queue=POE-Component-Client-NNTP-Tail

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.

SEE ALSO

SUPPORT

Bugs / Feature Requests

Please report any bugs or feature requests by email to bug-poe-component-client-nntp-tail at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=POE-Component-Client-NNTP-Tail. You will be automatically notified of any progress on the request by the system.

Source Code

This is open source software. The code repository is available for public review and contribution under the terms of the license.

http://github.com/dagolden/poe-component-client-nntp-tail

  git clone http://github.com/dagolden/poe-component-client-nntp-tail

AUTHOR

David Golden <dagolden@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is Copyright (c) 2011 by David Golden.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The Apache License, Version 2.0, January 2004