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Re: Bug#677230: ITP: adhcp -- DHCP implementation in Ada

On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 04:33:00PM +0200, Adrian-Ken Rueegsegger wrote:
>On 06/12/2012 03:45 PM, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>> One question: why?
>Is the question about why ADHCP in general or why ADHCP in Debian?
>If it is the former: the initial motivation for the development of ADHCP
>was the need for a simple and robust implementation of the DHCP protocol.

Fair enough.

>If it is the latter: I believe having a simple and robust DHCP
>implementation would be beneficial for the Debian project in general.

How does Debian gain by including yet another implementation of a
common low-level system networking tool, written in a rarely-used (in
Debian) language? In fact, a tool that (according to your own upstream
web page at http://www.codelabs.ch/adhcp/) hasn't even been formally
released yet.

Apart from not being written in your language of choice, is there
anything wrong with the existing implementations that would cause a
Debian user to want to switch?

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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