[Pybackpack] Pybackpack development discontinued
skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Mon Jul 2 03:33:36 BST 2012
On Sun, 1 Jul 2012, Andrew Price wrote:
> Hi all,
> Due to time constraints and lack of interest I'm officially putting
> pybackpack to bed, it has ceased to be, it is an ex-project.
> If anybody still uses it for making backups, they needn't worry: Pybackpack
> is essentially a graphical front end to rdiff-backup which can be used to
> restore files from existing backups. Last I looked there were other GUIs for
> rdiff-backup which could also be used to restore files. Failing that, it is
> possible to restore the latest backup simply by copying the files from the
> backup location.
> Backup tools have come a long way since pybackpack was first created and
> there are much better ones to be found, my current preference being Lars
> Wirzenius's Obnam, a young but useful backup tool project which will probably
> give rise to some graphical front ends in time, if it hasn't already.
> Pybackpack has not been in the Fedora repositories for a while and I'll
> shortly be requesting its removal from future versions of Debian. I'm going
> to shut down the wiki and bug tracker as well as this mailing list in due
Thank you for working on pybackpack while you did and thank you for
sending this message out and properly discontinuing the project. I
Good luck in the future.
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