This is just a short post to let people know that apt-spy is going to be abandoned. I know that in my new year resolution I wrote that I’m going to take care of apt-spy but there are at least to good reasons to change idea:
- command lines switches are managed in a way that translates into nightmare to check user input
- Debian does not provide any more the mirror list as a text file and adding a new parser for the provided HTML file is too complex
So I’m letting it slowly be removed from the archive.
I started to design and implement a tool to do the same job. Its name is going to be apt-spy-ng (the name can be changed if I receive good suggestions). It’s written in python in the aim to be easy to maintain.