Bug#514984: ITP: getdata -- retrieval, updating and indexing of public data collections
Owner: Steffen Moeller <email@example.com>
* Package name : getdata
Upstream Author : Steffen Moeller <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Charles Plessy <email@example.com>
* URL : http://wiki.debian.org/getData
* License : AGPL
Programming Lang: Perl
Description : retrieval, updating and indexing of public data collections
getData (so its somewhat unfortunate runnign title) specifies a series
of public datasets in astronomy and bioinformatics to allow the data's
* specification of dependencies on other Debian packages and other databases
The script depends on wget for the download. Other Debian packages have
been created that depend on getData. A config directory in /etc will
incrementally accept more and more specifications of external databases
and a post-install script will then call getDat perform the installation.
The script is straight forward in its implementation and seems well-documented.
It is therefore easily extended by the community. The challenge now is to find
a better name than a mere "getData" - or are you all happy about it?