[erlang-questions] Trapexit Open Source Erlang Project Crawler

Dmitry Vasiliev dima@REDACTED
Mon Nov 30 20:14:19 CET 2009

Péter Szilágyi wrote:
> Currently there aren't any plans on extending the crawler. If there
> is need for it we could consider it, but after a quick look through,
> I've found only 21 Erlang projects on Launchpad, many of which are
> already hosted elsewhere too. Should that number rise I'd be willing
> to extend it, but for a handful of projects I don't think the
> benefits outweigh the "costs" (development + maintenance time).
> Still if you have a very good reason why I should implement it, I'm
> looking forward to hearing it :).

The main reason that Launchpad is the only hosting site which support 
Bazaar DVCS (http://bazaar-vcs.org/en/). Currently Bazaar users feel 
yourself orphaned in the Erlang world. :-)

Maybe it's still a good idea to release the crawler as open source if 
you need help with development/maintenance? Or you can just open some 
"plugin API" so for example I can create an Erlang module(s) which 
implements crawler logic for Launchpad.

Dmitry Vasiliev <dima at hlabs.spb.ru>

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