checkinstall has been recommended many times in this forum, as a replacement of
make install. However when one goes to the official website, the "Recent news" section shows Dec 2016 as the most recent date.
Edit: I read the post Is there any checkinstall alternative?, and I cloned the git repository of
checkinstall. As of April 2019, the
git log command shows only around 1 commit per year in the last 3 years.
Q1: Is that amount of commits enough to maintain the package?
Q2: Why is checkinstall not on Github? On platforms like that one you would be able to see the last commits and latest releases without the need of cloning the entire repo onto your computer.