[Mageia-dev] Proposition to drop the package "pastebin" from Mageia

andre999 andre999mga at laposte.net
Thu Nov 24 00:36:28 CET 2011

Kamil Rytarowski a écrit :
> Hello!
> As a maintainer of pastebin ( http://raphael.slinckx.net/files/ )my 
> proposition is to drop it, because:
> - it's redundand for better&newer&more featured wgetpaste
> - it doesn't seem to be updated upstream for years
> I can maintain it, but I would like to know that someone it really 
> needs. I don't see any rational reason to ship it - wgetpaste fully 
> supercedes it.
> In its place (or next to it) I've imported susepaste. It's well 
> supported upstream and also supports screenshot (of a single window or 
> full-screen) paste feature.
In general that sounds good.

Being only a user of pastebins, I have some concerns about flexibility 
of the width.  Normally when using a pastebin, one wants to make 
reference to another window.  Having a pastebin with flexible width is a 
big plus.  (Like the old wiki.)

The reference you give redirects to dpaste.com, which wastes width on 
the large left margin, as well as the fixed width of the body.
(dpaste.com is better than pastebin.com, which has a much larger fixed 

A much better pastebin is Lodgit (paste.pocoo.org), which has small 
left/right margins, and fully flexible width.
Another plus is a large number of file types.  (Conveniently ranged in 
alphabetical order.)
They list the software used for their site at 
http://paste.pocoo.org/about/ (near the bottom of the page).

I don't know how that compares to wgetpaste or susepaste, but thought 
you might like to consider it.

Regards :)


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