A few years
ago there was this great tool for monitoring Oracle databases written
by Sean Hull named Karma. Karma was best described as "Big
Brother for Oracle". After reaching the 1.0 release the updates
continued to run the 1.0 version and
were quite happy with it. Problems began to occur with newer
versions of Perl giving errors, warnings and the like. Also the
page started having more and more dead links on it.
continued to update their local versions of Karma to fix
these issues. After a while keeping track of
all changes became a chore.
Vipaka was born to move Karma forward.
several e-mail lists at Sourceforge:
We are going to be
refactoring/updating a lot of the code over the next couple of
releases. Also most of the help/support docs are heavily based on
Sean's work. We'll be continuning to revise update them in the
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