[linux-audio-user] Alsaplayer - maintainer wanted

carmen _ at whats-your.name
Mon Aug 21 12:19:38 EDT 2006


> > Alsaplayer will soon be removed from portage:
> > 
> > https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=143402
> > https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=143742
> > 
> > I like it very much to play with audio cd. Is it some other cd
player
> > that have the possibility to change the speed of the playback both
> > fordward and backward in a linear fashion as alsaplayer can do?
> > 
> > If not, I suggest at we keep it in the overlay tree. Maybe add a
warning
> > in the ebuild as what at it can crash sometime and at it is not
> > recommended to use it as a sound player for a browser.
> 
> agreed. i use it because it has excellent incomplete-file handling (eg
from a browser or streamripper) and a native JACK support. why are they
removing it. just becuse it hasnt had an updated isnce 2004 or
somethign? silly...
> 

Not only. It have a few bugs and it is not maintened upstream anymore.
If you look at the alsaplayer devel email list, one of the last message
(2006-05-28) was from a debian guy that send patches to correct some
bugs and they don't even made the change in the cvs. Those patches are
incorporated in the debian version, so they must be safe and well
tested. Maybe at we can incorporate those fixes in our ebuild.

What is silly is at the first place at a so good program is not
maintened.

Dominique


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