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Tool to watch latest software releases from upstream?

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – Does anyone know of a program/framework to watch latest software releases from upstream? For example for wordpress, apache/nginx, and so on. The program should just retrieve respective software project's webpage (or FTP listing, whatever) and parse it to grab the version numbers and tarball URLs. Imagined invocation and output of such program: % swwatch wordpress branch: 3.4 status: release version: 3.4.2 date: ... tarball url: http://... branch: 3.5 status: beta version: 3.5.0-beta2 date: ... tarball url: http://... There is a related question: Keeping track of the latest releases , and (HowTos)