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Bug#583597: O: bake -- yet another Python Make replacement

reassign 583597 ftp.debian.org
retitle 583597 RM: bake -- RoQA -- dead upstream, unused, no reverse deps

On Fri, Jun 04, 2010 at 11:45:23AM +0200, Luca Bruno wrote:
> Kartik Mistry scrisse:
> > I intend to orphan the bake package. I'll be happy to sponsor if any
> > wannabe DM/DD want to adopt :)
> > 
> > The package description is:
> >  It was written for the following advantages:
> >  .
> >    * It handles header dependencies.
> >    * Build processes written in Python can be called directly,
> > without loading another shell or interpreter.
> >    * Password entering can be put in front of all other work. (For
> > example when a homepage is built and uploaded afterwards).
> >    * Subordinated instances can be called Python-internally without
> > loading another shell, too.
> From a rapid inspection, it looks like bake has no package depending or
> build-depending on it. It also has a very low popcon score[0] and no
> upstream in the last 5 years, and almost (all?) these features can
> achieved with other build tools.
> Given these details, I'd say that bake didn't fit well in the natural
> evolution of make-like tools, and has been superseded by other methods.
> Thus, I'd propose its removal. 
> OTOH I acknowledge the importance of the availability of build helper,
> so if you can list a bunch of (not dead) projects depending on it,
> it'll be surely enough to keep it. 

Going ahead with the removal now.


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