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Bug#433358: ITP: gtkrsync -- GUI front-end to display rsync status

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org>

* Package name    : gtkrsync
  Version         : 1.0.0
  Upstream Author : John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org>
* URL             : http://hg.complete.org/gtkrsync
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: Haskell
  Description     : GUI front-end to display rsync status
 gtkrsync is a simple GUI that displays a running status display
 built from rsync --progress -v.  This status display includes a
 per-file and overall status bar, overall estimated time to completion,
 and an expandable button that shows all rsync status output.
 Unlike other GUI rsync frontends such as grsync, gtkrsync does not have
 any GUI tools for configuring or invoking rsync.  gtkrsync is designed
 to be invoked from the command line or shell scripts, which already
 specify all the needed rsync options.  It is thus ideal for scripted
 rsync runs that need a GUI, or for command-line users that would like a
 GUI to monitor their rsync progress.
 This package provides two binaries.  gtkrsync is a drop-in replacement
 for rsync.  It fires up the GUI and invokes rsync, passing all args to
 it.  When invoked this way, gtkrsync is able to detect if rsync exits
 in error and alerts the user.  gtkrsync can also monitor both stdout
 and stderr from rsync, and displays both.  The cancel button in
 gtkrsync also will kill off the rsync process.
 The other binary is gtkrsyncp.  This program accepts the output of
 rsync --progress -v on standard input and displays it in a GUI.  It
 cannot detect whether rsync exited in error and cannot kill rsync when
 Cancel is pressed.  However, this program may be useful in some cases
 when direct control of rsync is handled elsewhere.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (99, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-4-k7 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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