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Forking Nagios: Behold Icinga

May 06, 2009, 14:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

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"Many of the features that have made Nagios so effective are extensions of the actual software written by numerous developers worldwide.

"In contrast, the core of this system -- the Nagios software itself-- is maintained by a single developer in the United States and hence is developed at a slower pace. The Nagios community has previously attempted to clear this bottleneck with suggestions to broaden the developer base.

"Long awaited improvements such as the regular integration of community patches, the connection to databases or the web interface were hoped to be accelerated. Unfortunately, these attempts came to little success and effective community commitment has gradually deflated."

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