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Re: [Help-stow] FYI: a couple of stow extensions/alternatives

From: Adam Spiers
Subject: Re: [Help-stow] FYI: a couple of stow extensions/alternatives
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2019 15:20:58 +0100

On Tue, 1 Oct 2019 at 15:13, <address@hidden> wrote:
> hello
> my 5 cents, as an end user
> > This looks like an effort to turn Stow into a more fully-blown package
> > manager.  Personally I do not believe there is a good future for Stow
> > in this direction, because there are already several package managers
> > out there which already do this job very well, e.g. rpm and dpkg.
> > I've also heard very good things about Nix and GNU Guix but not looked
> > at them personally.
> >
> > This is the reason why I changed Stow's web page and manuals to
> > relabel Stow as a "symlink farm manager", because its scope is clearly
> > limited to that.  That new description encompasses other use cases
> > for which Stow has been popular for years, such as managing dot files
> > in user home directories.
> I have always appreciated the simplicity of stow: in my opinion that is
> one of its great advantages (no deps, written in an interpreted
> language)
> And yes, pushing stow into a package manager would be
> inappropriate, for the reasons mentioned above
> As many other unix tools, I've always considered stow as a great tool,
> which makes the hard and dirty job, but leaves room for the user to
> integrate it smoothly into his own environment and everyday workflow
> I vote for stow as is and thank you very much its maintainer for the
> valuable work
> ciao
> gabriele

Thanks a lot Gabriele :-)

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