Archive for January, 2013

GetDeb and PlayDeb Have Been Discontinued

The following has been posted on Google + by the author of GetDeb and PlayDeb:

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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-mannheim.de/pub/mirrors/getdeb/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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I am very sorry to see this day. I have regularly gone to GetDeb and PlayDeb for the latest in games and software.  At least the repositories for Precise and Quantal are still mirrored.  This will be a loss to the Ubuntu community.

I pray that someone will fork GetDeb and PlayDeb so they can continue.

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