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Re: [Bug-wget] Big refactoring

From: Fernando Cassia
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Big refactoring
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2012 18:42:45 -0300

On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 3:08 PM, Micah Cowan <address@hidden> wrote:
> I think the maintainer is aware that Wget's code quality is poor, and
> would welcome sweeping architectural changes; I know I would have, when
> I was maintainer.

Just an idea... why not "fork" it, call it "wget-NG" (Next Generation
;), and develop it in parallel. When/if the "brand new, nifty, easier
to maintain, completelly cool design" next-generation turns out to be
as stable and a drop-in replacement for the older -and judged as such
by the community- then the community itself will switch to ´wget-ng´
(or ´wgetr2´), and at that point the old code base can stop being

Again: just an idea.

And by the way, thanks for the  response Micah. I don´t want to know
who´s behind every email, as long as the FSF knows who it´s dealing
with. I wasn´t aware that paperwork was required. Then I guess it´s

I was just concerned since wget is too ubiquitous and becomes easy
target for nefarious sources to inject vulnerabilities into it...

Best regards,
During times of Universal Deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act
- George Orwell

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