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

2010-09-07, Stefano Zacchiroli:

> [ adding back the ITP to Cc: ]
> On Tue, Sep 07, 2010 at 10:56:15AM +0200, Salvo Tomaselli wrote:
> > The default installation of lighttpd would put itself in the autostart, maybe 
> > i just wanted to share a file and it would take time for me to change the 
> > configuration for avoiding autostart and create a new config file. And of 
> > course i should also know how to do that.
> Fair enough. Note that nobody here is saying "thou shall not package
> this". We are just very cautious because adding a new web server to the
> archive might easily become a security PITA (ask the security team for
> some horror stories on the subject of "yet another web server"). So what
> we are saying is just that "it should be worth it" wrt other software
> offerings already in the archive.
> On a related topic, please remember that long descriptions are meant to
> help sysadms to decide whether they want to install a package or not. In
> this specific case, and giving the availability of competitor tools,
> your long description should explain why one might want to prefer woof
> over other packages.



2010-09-07, Andrea Gasparini:
> >Such as:
> > $ python -m SimpleHTTPServer [port]
> Thanks Mauro, we could drop all our webservers, now. :)

I guess we could, but it wouldn't be a very smart move to be honest.
Please, read the paragraphs written by Stefano, he made some interesting

Also what I meant with that line was that when I need to copy a file to
(let's say) my cellphone in a simple (and/or stupid) way, this can easily 
be achieved with that Python module. But at the same time, waiting for you 
to answer the question we all have: What does it do?

Perhaps the usage of the following words might help you to convince us all.
 * scalable (This one is a sure-shot)
 * non-blocking
 * über-fast
 * «web2.0 ready» (I guess this one is kinda demodé these days anyway)
 * «Sarcasm inside» (Hope Intel doesn't get mad over this)


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