List of (un)sponsored packages on Mentors (approximate)
(Cross posted to debian-devel, debian-mentors)
Dear Debian developers,
I have written a few crude and rudimentary scripts to find an
approximate list of packages which have been or have _not_ been
sponsored despite an RFS to debian-mentors.
The program generates bad output if the RFS mailer has not given the
package name right after the first "RFS" in the subject, that too,
with a space etc., but it's a start, and gives you the idea.
Also, the list is a HTML page, with every package having a link. The
link points to the RFS message in the Debian Mentors archive.
See it at:
The scripts I wrote for this are at:
The README in the tarball explains my methodology and the problems in
The Python + BeautifulSoup program is inefficient and inelegant. But I
have spent quite some time in getting it this far. So, if someone
wants to improve it, please do so; I'd be happy.
Many thanks to Gurkan Sengun, Christoph Haasand Sune Vuorela to
inspire me to write this. Hope it's useful.
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