Anyone still using prevu?

Nicholas Skaggs nicholas.skaggs at
Wed Feb 29 16:45:58 UTC 2012

I used to use this often as a user, before the time of ppa's.. I think
perhaps it's been made redudant since if your wanting to run/test
software not on your distro you can *usually* get it in a ppa built for
your version of ubuntu. This is certainly easier for most folks. For
anyone else who is looking to do a real backport, prevu isn't really the
tool for them. Very nice tool, I appreciated and used it before it was
in the archive even. My 2 cents,


On 02/28/2012 08:26 PM, Andrew Starr-Bochicchio wrote:
> Hi all,
> I seem to be the only person to have done an upload of prevu in the
> past few years. That has only been to make it aware of new release
> names. I've never really used it myself. It was never updated in
> oneiric to know about precise and no one seems to have cared enough to
> file a bug about it. I was contemplating making it use
> python-distro-info so new release names don't have to be manually
> added, but it might just be better to remove it from precise. No one
> is subscribed to its bug reports in Ubuntu.
> Is anyone still making use of prevu? Is there any use case that
> backportpackage from ubuntu-dev-tools doesn't cover?
> Unless anyone speaks up, I'll ask the archive-admins to remove it from
> precise.
> Thanks,
> -- Andrew Starr-Bochicchio
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>    Debian Maintainer
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