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Bug#428005: ITP: debtorrent -- the BitTorrent proxy for downloading Debian packages

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Cameron Dale <camrdale@gmail.com>

* Package name    : debtorrent
  Version         : 0.2.0
  Upstream Author : Cameron Dale <camrdale@gmail.com>
* URL             : http://debtorrent.alioth.debian.org/
* License         : MIT
  Programming Lang: Python
  Description     : the BitTorrent proxy for downloading Debian packages

To expand on the BitTorrent protocol and application to work effectively with 
large, constantly updating collections of files, and therefore enable the 
efficient peer-to-peer downloading of Debian packages from an APT repository.

 * Downloads from peers, increasing the available bandwidth to the user
 * Reduces the bandwidth requirements needed to setup a repository of packages
 * Seamlessly integrates with the current APT tool
 * Automatically falls back to downloading from an HTTP mirror when peers are not available

 * Python 2.3 or higher
 * An APT-based package management system (such as Debian distributions have)


Though there are currently Alpha releases available (0.1.1), I am planning 
to wait for the upcoming Beta release before packaging this software 
(possibly as a native package).


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