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Re: Bug#150551: ITP: wmcoincoin -- Stupid dockapp for browsing DaCode sites news and board

Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@bluecherry.net> writes:

> On Fri, Jun 21, 2002 at 07:46:35AM -0400, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> And this has what exactly to do with wmcoincoin though?  We're talking
> about a self-described "stupid" dockapp whose primary feature seems to be
> the added convenience of one-click trolling on a particular website.  The
> thing is someone's idea of a joke, and while I'm sure users of that
> website think it's rather amusing, the rest of the world doesn't see the
> humour.

wmCoinCoin has been developped at first as a "funny piece of code not being useful",
but the beast has evolved, and is not as useful as any other "news ticker" or friends.

I have been packaging it myself for 2-3 months, as it wasn't included in the mainstream

As you seem to say, wmcoincoin is not used "as a joke" anymore, and is not only restricted
to "some people". <keep_the_trolls_away>The beast has been included in the Mandrake distribution
since two or three revisions</keep_the_trolls_away>

I've been using wmcoincoin since the early stages, and it has evolved in unsuspected ways
more than once. The main coder is always around, and ready to correct bugs.

By estimation, the userbase on linuxfr is about 38-40 users, when counting them by useragent.

Compiling programs is annoying for most users, this is why the packaging systems exist ..

(Some statistics count 124 users that have been around using wmcoincoin during the last month ..
woof(pts/3)@Newton:/var/www$ cat archive.dat | grep wm[cC] | perl -ne '@arr = split(/#!:!#/); print $arr[0]."\n";' \
 | sort | uniq | wc -l

> I've long been a supporter of bzip2 packages files and packages themselves
> because they're useful.  But compressing the packages files with a better
> compression program doesn't mean we have an excuse to put basically
> useless crap in the archive because someone thinks it's funny to put it
> there.
>> anthony@bohr:pkgz$ ls -l
>> total 10604
>> -rw-r--r--    1 anthony  anthony   7341811 Jun 21 07:42 Packages
>> -rw-r--r--    1 anthony  anthony   1519174 Jun 21 07:42 Packages.bz2
>> -rw-r--r--    1 anthony  anthony   1970466 Jun 20 15:08 Packages.gz
>> So, using bzip2 -9 over gzip -9 seems to save a good 23%; quite nice,
>> actually.
> Yeah, and we _should_ be using this.  We're not, but we _should_ be.  You
> don't have to convince me, I've seen these results before.

<dummy mode engaged>Can't we separate the Packages file by "section"? Or just send
diffs to apt when updating ..
</dummy mode>

My two eurocents.

Arnaud Willem

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