I know that this list normally announces new rpm packages but this is slightly
different and I hope complimentary.
There are now a huge number of packages spread around the worlds
It can be difficult to find a package that meets your needs if you
dont know if it exists or what it is called.
I have written a crawler that searches the major ftp archives and
indexes all the packages that it finds as it goes.
This index has a web front end at
that enables keyword searches to be performed across the index.
Queries such as tell me all the packages that contain palm and
pilot in the description.
I would very much like people to beta test the site and see
if is useful as I am lacking critical feedback on the idea at
the moment. I know that there are a few bug in the system
that need to be ironed out.
Sorry if this post is off topic.