as of today, Sol1 has taken over official maintainership of
rdiff-backup. We have done so with the blessing of the
original author, Ben Escoto, and from the most recent
We will be migrating the code to github:
We intend to migrate to the wiki and bugtracker on github
in the near future.
The aim is to modernise development of rdiff-backup, and
port it to python3 and librsync2. Wes will probably be doing
most of the work, however we happily welcome contributions
from the community.
Sol1 has been using and assisting with development of
rdiff-backup for over 12 years, and its time we stepped up and
committed commercial resources to it. This is in part
self-preservation, we would like to protect our investment,
and in part giving back to the community. We feel this strikes
the right balance, and of course we will continue to honour
the open source license and nature of rdiff-backup. We have no
plans to change the license or do any else than maintain and
We will need community support in testing the new releases
we are planning, as there will be significant changes with
python3 and librsync2 that will need testing.
More to come as we work out the next steps.