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Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el
Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2021 11:32:06 -0500

   > Since this web site does almost the same job as the Free Software
   > Directory, why not interface against that instead?  That lists
   > exclusivley packages that have been confirmed to be free software.

   These are completely different services. The FSD is a catalogue of
   free software with human readable descriptions (and IIUC, entries are
   maintained by humans). Whereas Repology provides lists of packages and
   their versions, with the info being obtained from various repositories
   in an automated way.

That is a difference in how they are implemented, now in their
purpose, no?  FSD lists the version of packages.

;; The results of a query revolve around three types of objects:
;; projects, packages and problems.  Using this library, you can find
;; projects matching certain criteria, packages in a given project,

>From the above I don't see how they are "completely" different, it
seems one could do the same but using the FSD -- the only thing
missing might be "bug" reports.

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