Re: Poll: Anybody using debpool?
Am Dienstag, den 27.03.2007, 23:41 +0100 schrieb Magnus Holmgren:
> DebPool is a Debian package archiver written in Perl by Joel Aelwyn
> <email@example.com>. Like mini-dinstall it's a lightweight replacement
> for "the real deal" that manages Debian's package archive, but unlike
> mini-dinstall it uses a full pool layout. The current version is 0.2.3 and
> it's in the experimental distribution.
There was a large discussion about debpool and debarchiver, involving
Joel, Ola and several users/code writers. If you are interested, I can
send you the discussion.
> Since I liked it very much I immediately started adding and rewriting code and
> submitting my suggestions for improvement to the BTS, but unfortunately Joel
> seems to be gone; he hasn't uploaded anything or commented on any bugs for
> over eight months. I don't want debpool to die, especially not with all the
> hours I spent on it...
Just a suggestion: Ask him to create a project on alioth and add you to
the project. The last time I heard of him, he didn't want to let debpool
die, but lacked time. Did you try to contact him directly?
> I could of course fork it (except that it wouldn't really be a fork since I'd
> continue in the same general direction, and also it isn't much of a fork
> unless the original branch continues to grow), but first I'd like to ask if
> anyone else has an interest in this package and could think of cooperating
> with me.
popcon doesn't show many installations, but the discussion showed, that
there were several people having interest in debpool/debarchiver.