Tuesday, June 16, 2015

sbopkg new maintainer

One of the best tool for managing and building packages from SBo repository is sbopkg. I have been using it for a long time and i love this tool. It does it's job nicely. It was even better when Chess Griffin invented sqg, a new script that can be used to produce queue file for some/all packages in the repository. This solve dependency problem for many users (including me). I wrote a blog post in the past about how to manage SBo dependencies easily.

Few days ago (11 June 2015), Chess Griffin, one of the author of sbopkg and sqg posted an announcement to slackbuilds-users mailing list. He stopped developing sbopkg and also maintaining the website for sometime and looking for people who wanted to maintain it.

I quickly step up to take this role since i used it daily and i hate to see this nice project died just like that. I made a special sbopkg github account for this project, push the code there along with all the past releases, added wiki for documentation, and update all references related to development to github for easy access and management. I am hoping that more and more people will be interested to make sbopkg a better tool by sending patches, git pull requests, suggestions, and many other improvement ideas.

Big thanks to Chess Griffin, Mauro Giachero, and slackmagic for creating, maintaining, and developing this great tool.