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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 
> <fenton@debian.org>. 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.

Regards, Daniel

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