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#26 2011-03-25 00:59:11

the sad clown
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Re: RIP perl-xyne-arch, powerpill, bauerbill, etc

I wanted to add my thanks as well.  Although I have only been using Arch for a little while, I really appreciated Powerpill.


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#27 2011-03-25 01:22:04

whitethorn
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Re: RIP perl-xyne-arch, powerpill, bauerbill, etc

Thx for all the work, I used pkgd and bauerbill great job.  Can't wait for you next contribution.

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#28 2011-03-25 01:29:49

renuvio
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Re: RIP perl-xyne-arch, powerpill, bauerbill, etc

Well, thanks Xyne for your work on this packages. Until yesterday i used very often reflector. Good luck!

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#29 2011-03-25 01:45:17

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Re: RIP perl-xyne-arch, powerpill, bauerbill, etc

Xyne wrote:

I do this on my own free time so I don't owe you shit

Aha! I knew it all along!!!





I look forward to seeing what you've been working on.

Last edited by skottish (2011-03-25 03:09:34)

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#30 2011-03-25 01:51:43

Misfit138
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Re: RIP perl-xyne-arch, powerpill, bauerbill, etc

You complete my Arch experience, Xyne.
Hurry back.

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#31 2011-03-25 02:45:07

ngoonee
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Re: RIP perl-xyne-arch, powerpill, bauerbill, etc

Thanks for all the fish...

And I still haven't upped to pacman-3.5 because of bauerbill smile


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#32 2011-03-25 05:58:00

TiZ
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Re: RIP perl-xyne-arch, powerpill, bauerbill, etc

Yeah, I've actually got pacman as one of my ignored packages for now. I can't quit bauerbill just yet.

Thank you for all your work. smile

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#33 2011-03-25 06:07:05

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Re: RIP perl-xyne-arch, powerpill, bauerbill, etc

ngoonee wrote:

And I still haven't upped to pacman-3.5 because of bauerbill smile

+1 smile


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#34 2011-03-25 08:29:42

Army
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Re: RIP perl-xyne-arch, powerpill, bauerbill, etc

Dude you have a lot of friends here big_smile I didn't like bauerbill, because it used a lot of RAM on my machine, which made it very slow because of the swapping. But I also understand your decision and I'm really looking forward to your new releases. Your other packages which don't have to do anything with pacman are still awesome. Your work is HIGHLY appreciated here. But I don't have to continue, the posts before mine already pointed that out.

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#35 2011-03-25 08:34:05

handy
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Re: RIP perl-xyne-arch, powerpill, bauerbill, etc

Thanks Xyne, I'll miss some of your great projects but hey! wink

Don't let this computer shit get in the way of a life that sees sunshine & green growing things.

Thanks. big_smile


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Well, now I don't find it refreshing.
I'm over it!

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#36 2011-03-25 08:56:24

Himmi.Jimmy
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Re: RIP perl-xyne-arch, powerpill, bauerbill, etc

SanskritFritz wrote:
ngoonee wrote:

And I still haven't upped to pacman-3.5 because of bauerbill smile

+1 smile

+1

and thanks for this great tool!

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#37 2011-03-25 09:32:58

X-dark
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Re: RIP perl-xyne-arch, powerpill, bauerbill, etc

Thanks for these great projects. They were great!

Need to find the way to continue using aria2 with pacman now.


Cedric Girard

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#38 2011-03-25 09:37:38

bharani
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Registered: 2009-07-12
Posts: 202

Re: RIP perl-xyne-arch, powerpill, bauerbill, etc

Nice tools xyne.Thanks for your contribution.


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#39 2011-03-25 11:24:47

capoeira
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Registered: 2010-05-25
Posts: 459

Re: RIP perl-xyne-arch, powerpill, bauerbill, etc

damn, what do I use instead of reflector now?

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#40 2011-03-25 13:44:37

milomouse
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Re: RIP perl-xyne-arch, powerpill, bauerbill, etc

Finally discarded my beloved `bauerbill' (the only program to fully handle everything I needed, especially when creating a simple interface between regular -Syu repo updates with building from source and programming modules/libraries), and took the inevitable upgrade in pacman.  While the new version is indeed nice and does it's intended job well, I find myself -Syu'ing less and relying almost solely on the rsync interface to ABS instead of via `bauerbill', also no AUR helpers in it's place so I don't search there anymore either.  Bauerbill was certainly the center of my package-management experience though I am a patient person and look forward to these hinted improvements elsewhere down the road.  I always laugh at myself when I'm looking everywhere for a program that has a certain functionality, everything I check missing that one aspect, and I come across something of yours that works perfect.  Makes me feel stupid for not checking there first, though in a good way.

Needless to say, I have greatly appreciated your work, Xyne, especially in `bauerbill', and never had a problem I didn't get an immediate response, if not an immediate fix to.  It basically came to the point where I had no problems at all and felt bad for not posting in the thread anymore even though I used it constantly.  Though, as I can see by the post count and expressed sentiments in this topic, I'm not the only one who feels this way.  Heck, this thread alone is moving fast enough to brush the tailcoats of "those other programs" threads (no offense to them, by any means).

Anyway, (without drolling on to the point of lossing my intended expression) I don't usually express my thanks as much as I'd like to but since your hard work and great attitude has affected me so greatly in this community I had to at least give you the time of day when you gave so much more.  So, thank you Xyne, for everything.  I see brights things in the future.  smile

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#41 2011-03-25 14:30:10

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Re: RIP perl-xyne-arch, powerpill, bauerbill, etc

Bauerbill was my friend. Good-bye, bauerbill.


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#42 2011-03-25 15:20:47

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Re: RIP perl-xyne-arch, powerpill, bauerbill, etc

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#43 2011-03-25 17:00:44

G_P
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Re: RIP perl-xyne-arch, powerpill, bauerbill, etc

Thank you for your efforts.
I will miss powerpill v_v

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#44 2011-03-25 17:05:46

imag1narynumber
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Registered: 2008-07-23
Posts: 56

Re: RIP perl-xyne-arch, powerpill, bauerbill, etc

Verily, thanks for all of your work.

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#45 2011-03-25 18:58:16

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Re: RIP perl-xyne-arch, powerpill, bauerbill, etc

Clyde and bauerbill used to be an unbeatable tag-team on my machine. Whenever one of them would not do the job for whatever reason, the other one did.

I really enjoyed using that tool. The best part was typing "bauerbill" when someone looked at my screen. Don't know if you speak any German, "Bauer Bill" translates into "Farmer Bill" very well. :-D

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#46 2011-03-25 19:31:26

losl
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Re: RIP perl-xyne-arch, powerpill, bauerbill, etc

Thanks xyne, for everything!

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#47 2011-03-25 19:49:18

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Re: RIP perl-xyne-arch, powerpill, bauerbill, etc

Expect this to get stickied soon or something, as pacman -Syu cannot be successfully run with anything that depends on perl-xyne-arch installed.

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#48 2011-03-25 19:54:01

archtaku
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Re: RIP perl-xyne-arch, powerpill, bauerbill, etc

I'll add myself to the long list of people to thank you for your hard work. Thanks so much! I will miss reflector most of all. Hope to see something like it in the future.

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#49 2011-03-25 20:44:24

ngoonee
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Re: RIP perl-xyne-arch, powerpill, bauerbill, etc

Myounage wrote:

Expect this to get stickied soon or something, as pacman -Syu cannot be successfully run with anything that depends on perl-xyne-arch installed.

While I'm a happy user of Xyne's work, its still unofficial stuff and therefore shouldn't be stickied. Every Archer knows (or should know) that AUR helpers don't have official status (nor do any other AUR packages).


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#50 2011-03-25 21:21:00

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Re: RIP perl-xyne-arch, powerpill, bauerbill, etc

Thanks all for the warm replies. It was a nice surprise to see so many smile

Just to be clear, I'm still supporting all of my other projects and I'm not going anywhere. I'm just binning perl-xyne-arch.

I've rewritten reflector in Python 3 for those of you that are already missing it: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=115714

As for pkgd, take a look at quickserve for a possible alternative. If I find some more time, I might write a custom subclass for sharing packages the way that PkgD did (central "one-stop" master server that can silently query slaves).

I might also write a simple "back-to-basics powerpill-light" script for rudimentary aria2c support (which is how powerpill started)... the slow downloads are driving me crazy. tongue

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