On Tuesday, August 16, 2011 13:20:33 Marek Lindner wrote:
The decision was
made to really say "batmand is deprecated" [3,4] instead of waiting
for some fairies to take over the project. I've already closed the
upstream bugtracker and moved the git repositories  in our
the decision was made by whom without informing me beforehand?
A short amendment to avoid potential misunderstandings:
These "changes" aim to make the current state more visible. For at least 2
years the batman daemon has not been worked on, package development &
documentation updates have stalled. Being unaware of the situation the casual
visitor tries to use batmand, only to run into build and support issues nobody
wants to deal with. This does not make the project look good - clearly not in
We still host the batmand source code and the available documentation, so that
people can use it if they want. At the same time we make it obvious that it is
not recommended by removing the obsolete packages from the distributions and
by adding big warnings signs on the website.
Of course, as soon as the batmand code / documentation / package(s) is
actively worked on we can easily switch back. Until then I prefer to openly
communicate the current state to avoid unpleasant surprises.