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Re: Bug#396153: ITP: howl-xml -- Multicast DNS publishing utilities

On Sun, Oct 29, 2006 at 11:33:39PM -0600, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: "Jaldhar H. Vyas" <jaldhar@debian.org>
> * Package name    : howl-xml
>   Version         : 0.1.0
>   Upstream Author : Porchdog Software/Linspire Inc.
> * URL             : http://apt.freespire.org/
> * License         : BSD-like
>   Description     : Multicast DNS publishing utilities
> Some command-line tools for using mDNS more easily.  Despite the name, 
> the Debian package will be built against avahi not howl.  I am packaging 
> this as it is a dependency of LSongs.

These utils basically provide the same as functionality as avahi-publish and 
avahi-browse from the avahi-utils package. The only real functional difference
is that howl-xml uses XML for output. Also it uses the howl compatibility layer
of avahi, which should be avoided if possible.

Would be great if LSongs could be adapted to either use avahi directly or
use the standard avahi tools. According to the LSongs FAQ it's written in
python, so both option shouldn't be very hard :)

Last yeer I kudn't spel Engineer.  Now I are won.

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