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Re: Bug#595820: ITP: woof -- A small, simple, stupid webserver to share files

On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 15:18, Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> wrote:
> Le mardi 07 septembre 2010 à 11:17 +0200, Salvo Tomaselli a écrit :
>> On Tuesday 07 September 2010 10:47:08 Josselin Mouette wrote:
>> > Oh, please. If you want to setup such schemes, why would you not want to
>> > spend 5 minutes to configure apache or lighttpd instead of spending at
>> > least the same time to configure such an obscure piece of software?
>> >
>> > If all you care about is sharing a few files in the simplest way, there
>> > are much better tools to do it, like gnome-user-share.
>> 1 you are assuming to have root permissions (read my previous email)
> No. gnome-user-share does not need root permissions.
>> 2 you are assuming to be working on a desktop
> Well that’s usually the case when you don’t have root permissions.
>> 3 you are assuming you want to share the same file all the time. But this
>> might not be the case, and change the configuration every time you want to
>> share a different file could annoying.
> That’s precisely why gnome-user-share was written. Thanks for making my
> point.
> Now if you could give a hand in maintaining important packages, like
> apache2 and its 90 open bugs, it would help more than packaging your pet
> web server which will be of use for at best 2 users.

If there's two options:

(a) someone packages obscure software for Debian
(b) me having to go to obscure software's website and run "setup.py" myself

I'll choose (a) any day. I find it highly convenient when I hear of
some piece of software, and discover that it's just an "apt-get
install" away.

Would be nice to have more maintainers for core packages, but what if
it's just not interesting. I'll rather have the uninterested hacker
package something new, than not do anything at all for Debian.

If you are worried about package quality, burden on security team,
blah, I expect an RC bug will be filed and so that the package can be
removed from Testing. If it's neglected, then it can be removed from
Unstable. Let Debian be the wonderful supermarket it is.

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