Re: Bug#527205: ITP: inotifyx -- Simple Python binding to the Linux inotify file system event monitoring API
+ Ritesh Raj Sarraf (Wed, 06 May 2009 12:23:06 +0530):
Hello!, and thanks for your interest in packaging new software for
> * Package name : inotifyx
> Version : 0.1.0
> Upstream Author : Forest Bond <email@example.com>
> * URL : http://www.alittletooquiet.net/software/inotifyx/
> * License : MIT/X
> Programming Lang: C, Python
> Description : Simple Python binding to the Linux inotify file system event monitoring API
> inotifyx is a Python extension providing access to the Linux inotify
> file system event notification API. It is primarily written in C but has
> some Python window dressing.
Could you please include in the description a few lines on why would one
want to use inotifyx instead of the already available pyinotify bindings?
By reading the upstream homepage, it already mentions:
| Reasons you might choose inotifyx over pyinotify:
| * inotifyx is a C extension and does not use ctypes, making it faster
| and less prone to subtle breakage due to changes in the inotify API.
| * inotifyx is a much thinner wrapper around inotify. pyinotify is more
| complicated. It does provide features that inotifyx does not, but many
| of them are not needed by most applications.
| * The API provided by pyinotify seems to change in incompatible ways on
| a fairly regular basis and with little justification. inotifyx has a
| simple API that will change rarely, if ever.
Maybe that's a bit too long for the description, but it should be easy
enough to summarize those arguments for the long description.
By the way, do you have preview packages available already?
- Are you sure we're good?
-- Rory and Lorelai