Hi, On 2010-03-10 11:30, Sebastian Pipping wrote: > There are quite a few bugs open for it plus the latest version (1.50.18) > is not even in Gentoo but on SourceForge only. > Its upstream Gunnar left Gentoo due to lack of time recently. > > As I got project admin rights for layman from Gunnar before I know that > a similar thing should be theoretical possible for you and > webapp-config, too. > > > So your first task would be a proper bump and a maybe few bug fixes after: > > http://sourceforge.net/projects/webapp-config/files/ > https://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=webapp-config > > I know there's people using this tool. If you use it this is your > chance to ensure it keeps in good shape. Being proxied or mentored > initially should also work in case you want that.
I'm using webapp-config on multiple servers, and I think it's an important part of Gentoo, as it provides a sane way to keep track of web applications. I see a problem though: the ebuilds of popular webapps like MediaWiki or Wordpress seem to be in bad shape / unmaintained, which in term makes this tool much less useful. Maybe that is caused by the fact, that webapp-config has bugs? Chicken/Egg problem? So, I wish there could be more people taking care of timely version bumps etc. for webapps, since it is essential that webapps are always kept up-to-date, most of them being written in PHP, buggy, exposed to the net and all. Anyway, I can imagine working on webapp-config, and becoming a Gentoo package maintainer. My time is a little limited though (day job + part time job + family), so don't expect too much. If there is someone with more time on his/her hands, please go for it. Patrick. -- Key ID: 0x86E346D4 http://patrick-nagel.net/key.asc Fingerprint: 7745 E1BE FA8B FBAD 76AB 2BFC C981 E686 86E3 46D4
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