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SubjectRe: [announce] procps 2.0.13 with NPTL enhancements
On Thu, May 29, 2003 at 07:25:03PM +0200, Xose Vazquez Perez wrote:
> --from the --
> Why are there so many procps projects?
> The original maintainer seems to have had little time for procps.
> Whatever his reasons, the project didn't get maintained. Starting
> in 1997, Albert Cahalan wrote a new ps program for the package.
> For the next few years, Albert quietly helped the Debian package
> maintainer fix bugs. In 2001, Rik van Riel decided to do something
> about what appeared to be the lack of a maintainer. He picked up
> the buggy old code in Red Hat's CVS and started adding patches.
> Meanwhile, other people have patched procps in a great many ways.
> In 2002, Albert moved procps to this site. This was done to ensure
> that years of testing and bug fixes would not be lost. The major
> version number was changed to 3, partly to avoid confusing users
> and partly because the top program has been redone.
> --end--
> I think too that is to waste the time&resources to have two,
> and to do a little different some LiNUX distributions in a basic
> and important package
> but if both have freetime... ;-)

Well, since I read Albert Cahalan's comment in Debian bug #172735 [1]
I understand the people maintaining a different branch...

> regards,




"Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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