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HUBackup In Debian

I've been recently contacted by a debian developer that wants to upload hubackup to Debian, as it could be useful for Debian users as well.

Since I am not a Debian Developer, we've agreed to compliment each other's packaging work such that hubackup will be uploaded to Debian with him as the maintainer, and I as the co-maintainer, and share and forward bug reports and upstream changes.

I also wish to make hubackup a distro agnostic product eventually, as is a first of kind attempt to solve the issue of desktop backups, and other distros should enjoy it. While this involves mostly some source cleanup and adding non Debian dependency checks, hubackup will need an upstream web site where to publish tarballs, host documentation and provide news. Since hubackup uses PyGTK and GNOME, I wonder if it could be adopted by it and hosted there? I'll have to see about that.

23 Oct 2006 (updated 23 Oct 2006 at 23:16 UTC) »

Nice to see interest raising in hubackup lately, as this blog post might suggest.

Recently I was joined by Martin Bergner (giftnudel) that now actively helps with excellent bug fixing and improving the various back ends I originally wrote for the program. It seems that with maybe another person like him, we could aim and reach high for releasing a very high quality, very focused solution for Feisty that would be included in main and supported by us. However, fear not! even if this does not happen I plan to work until I drop, to have as mentioned solution for edgy+1.

I've also set yesterday to think up how should the accompanying meta file used for mime type association.

My main goals at sight are finishing the mime type support, which would enable me to fix hurestore, since hurestore now relies on being invoked using mime-type association against the meta file in question, move to adjust it to the new GUI that was designed in UDS Paris and by this reach the development milestones.

We would then move on to fixing bugs through the development cycle and make sure no exception or error can go un-noticed or not propagated to the user in a clean, easy to understand manner.

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