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Re: Bug#858229: ITP: passh -- passh: a pass fork - stores, retrieves, generates, and synchronizes passwords securely.




Hi again,

On 03/20/2017 07:43 AM, Christian Seiler wrote:
> And while that shouldn't be part of the package description later on,
> a short comment in the ITP why a fork was required would also be nice.
> Did the original project just not want to merge this? What's the use
> case for these changes that can't be supported by the original?

I've done some digging in the mailing list for the original upstream
project and found this thread:

https://lists.zx2c4.com/pipermail/password-store/2017-February/thread.html#2728

Specifically take a look at this message from the author of the original
tool:
https://lists.zx2c4.com/pipermail/password-store/2017-February/002799.html

The fork appears to have happened after that, but wasn't mentioned at
all on the upstream mailing list.

I haven't looked at the changes specifically, so I can't comment on the
issue of code quality at all, but that a relatively new user [1] forks
the entire project immediately after being shot down a bit for a patch
series (where the response was maybe a bit harsh, but not entirely
negative) doesn't instill me with a lot of confidence in the fork,
especially since the author of the fork hasn't mentioned any specific
use case why the changed functionality is needed at all, as far as I
can tell. (And making --help show extensions was something that devs of
the original project were interested in including regardless.)

Just my 2¢.

Regards,
Christian

[1] https://lists.zx2c4.com/pipermail/password-store/2017-January/002664.html