Re: Devotee Improvements (Re: Debian Project Leader Election 2009 Results)
The current devotee package is far too wedded to the Debian way
of doing things to be useful as a package. It is far too inglexible,
and things have ben h a r d c o d e d.
I have a devotee-ng in a rewrite now, that is far more modular,
and, critically, composable -- so the end user creates their vote
script (essentially, equivalent to the dvt-cron script of today) by
specifying what components they want to use (a spooler, to live in
.forward, or not, in case they want to use a web front end, which mime
exploder, which gpg checker, if any, whether or not to use ldap,
notification modules, tally modules, display units -- so one may mix
and match plugins.
I think that is likely to be usable enough to actually package,
as opposed to what I wrote under the gun during the 2002 DPL election
(yes, the election started before devotee was actually written)
So, I think any efforts to package the current devotee code are
a bit of a waste of time, but I won't stop people from doing so.
Maryann's Law: You can always find what you're not looking for.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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