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Re: Bug#696623: ITP: seekwatcher -- utility to visualize block I/O patterns

On Tue, 25 Dec 2012 10:27:15 John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 06:55:29PM +1100, Dmitry Smirnov wrote:
> >         Version: 0.12+hg20091016-1
>                           ^^^^
> Without checking myself, is this actually the most recent upstream
> version? Does it make sense to package such an old version?

Yes it is the most recent version.
I believe it does make sense to package current version (even though not 
recently released) if you need the functionality it provides.
As far as I'm aware there are no alternatives whatsoever.

Besides I have impression that there were no updates since 2009 because it 
still works pretty well. It's not so rare to have pretty useful software that 
wasn't updated for few years.

I've made the package because I'm using it at the moment and it would be silly 
to bury the effort that may be useful for someone else. Gentoo and Fedora are 
already shipping seekwatcher. IMHO it is quite useful.

To certain degree I share your concerns for software that got no upstream 
updates lately. Is it dead? I don't know. I reckon we'll find out till release 
of Jessie.

The package appears to be ready so you're very welcome to try it.


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