Howl port - deprecated?

Paul Donovan paul at
Tue Apr 19 04:24:07 UTC 2011


I notice the the Howl port's status is Deprecated with the reason given as
'Upstream disapear and distfile is no more available'. See:

However, Howl is still listed at and the download link for the tar.gz on
that page still works. It in fact goes to the original developer's site at, so it looks like
the only thing that's missing is the project information page itself at

I don't really know what this deprecated state means for the future of
this port, but as a small lightweight alternative to the only other
Zeroconf implementation (avahi) I think many people would appreciate it
still being available.



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