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GetDeb and PlayDeb discontinue

After the server crash where also the GetDeb and PlayDeb database was lost and given the fact that GetDeb and PlayDeb now have too many packages to be handled as a one-man-project I decided to discontinue GetDeb and PlayDeb.
In the last years I have spent so many hours in the project that now it is just too much for me to maintain beside my usual job.

But this does not mean that all the work in GetDeb and PlayDeb is lost. The repository is still completely mirrored, e.g.: http://mirror.informatik.uni-mannhei...b/ubuntu/pool/ (Google search: ‘quantal-getdeb-testing intitle:"Index of"‘ should give you a good list).
Also all the package script (i.e. the debian directory) for every package in the precise and quantal repository are available in my GitHub repositories:
* https://github.com/ckorn/GetDeb
* https://github.com/ckorn/PlayDeb
* For special upstream watchers there is this repository: https://github.com/ckorn/Upstream-watchers

The web interface of both GetDeb and PlayDeb is called apt-portal which is specialised for viewing the information in an apt repository:
* https://code.launchpad.net/apt-portal

And finally there are the scripts and little helpers of the automated build process:
* https://code.launchpad.net/debfactory

The entire repository of Debian packages can be downloaded with this script:
* http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=JaVkvFFZ

It is currently 84GiB in size so please only download it if you really want all the packages. If you just want some simply use a mirror.

Let me also thank everybody of you for the trust you had in GetDeb and PlayDeb as an unofficial repository. I think GetDeb and PlayDeb were one of the greatest unofficial repositories for Ubuntu packages.
I think to spend some time to bring some of the packages in the official repository.

Thank you and bye!

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13 Comments to “Getdeb & Playdeb Discontinue”

  1. Ben says:

    Sad, but completely understandable. Thank you for maintaining them for so long!

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  2. Peter says:

    Thanks for keeping us posted. Be well, and thanks

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  3. Ade Malsasa Akbar says:

    I think it will be same like Ubuntu Tweak. Discontinue, then continue again.

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    Tom Reply:

    To be honest, I never trusted getdeb or ubuntu tweak installations. Never. There was always something kinda strange about all these packages I could get, on my own, with no third party help, a better way, and directly from the official developmental PPAs repositories. Just sayin’ Ubuntu Tweak did have a terrific janitor application that I still miss, but yeah no I am over it.

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  4. Francesc says:

    Thanks for all your work, your site was really useful for me when I started with gnu/linux.

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  5. kab00 says:

    Thanks for your contribution to the community.
    Thanks for trying.
    Be well.

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  6. FractalSynthesis says:

    I would like to echo the other comments. Thank you so much for all your work over the years, it was immense help for me when i was a noob to Linux. Be safe and well and thanks again.

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  7. Torin says:

    Kudos for all your work towards the GNU/Linx community. Farewell.

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  8. Atomsgat says:

    Thank you if help was needed I could help you

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  9. Fernando Diaz de la Serna says:

    Oh! What a shame!
    But we understand you. Thanks for your great help all these years. We all hope you can manage somehow to continue in the near future with the Getdeb project. It was a great idea. Perhaps you could ask the community to help you.
    Thanks again and again.

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  10. Lantesh says:

    This is very sad, but certainly understandable. Thank you for your time and effort over the years. Getdeb was a valuable resource for me, and I will surely miss it. Good luck to you with your future endevours.

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  11. dashaus says:

    Thank you very much for your splendid work for the linux community.

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  12. I worked with him and got things up and running again. You should all be able to see it now. :)

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