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Re: packages.debian.org updated

On Sun, Sep 02, 2007 at 10:58:12PM +0200, Frank Lichtenheld wrote:
> packages.debian.org was finally updated to the new code base that
> was already available some time from packages.debian.net.

Yay! :) I guess that was the reason for all those connection refused
messages earlier today... :)

>  - p.d.o now understands codenames (e.g. etch), aliases (e.g. stable)
>    an version numbers (e.g. 4.0) in urls.

That's all good, but there's one important thing - it forces people to
handle code names by default. That's something that always pissed me off
while going over Ubuntu documentation - you have to know the code names and
the current status of each of those releases, rather than simply seeing
"stable", "testing", "unstable". We should revert to displaying those
strings instead (with code names in parenthesis, in case someone actually
wants them badly).

> The new code can be found in my git repository. More information at
> http://packages.debian.org/about/

Which branch (or do they call that tag? I don't recall any more) is
canonical, IOW how do the privileges to update things work?

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