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Bug#476465: ITP: dose2 -- OCaml libraries for managing packages and their dependencies

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org>

* Package name    : dose2
  Version         : 1.2
  Upstream Author : Berke Durak, Jaap Boender
* URL             : http://gforge.inria.fr/projects/sodiac/
* License         : LGPL
  Programming Lang: OCaml
  Description     : OCaml libraries for managing packages and their dependencies

   Dose 2 is a framework made of several of OCaml libraries for managing
   distribution packages and their dependencies.
   Though not tied to any particular distribution, Dose 2 forms a
   background of libraries which enable injecting packages coming for
   various distribution. Companion libraries (e.g. ceve) and tools (e.g.
   pkglab) rely on Dose 2 to manage packages coming from various
   distributions, e.g. Debian and Red Hat.
   Besides basic functionalities for querying and setting package
   properties, Dose 2 also implements algorithms for solving more complex
   problems (monitoring package evolutions, correct and complete
   dependency resolution, repository-wide uninstallability checks).

dose2 is the first of a chain of 3/4 package that would lead to the
packaging of pkglab, an interactive shell to "play" with package
dependencies. pkglab is a tool which has already been proved very useful
for archive wide QA and testing.

dose2 is being packaged on the git repository


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=it_IT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=it_IT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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