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bgeddy 04-07-2007 01:00 AM

XMMS farewell
 
Found this interesting at :http://www.xmms.org/
Quote:

Bye Bye Slackware!

XMMS has been removed from the Slackware distribution.

Thu Mar 15 19:43:10 CDT 2007

xap/xmms-1.2.10-i486-3.tgz: XMMS developers: THANK YOU for your years of
dedication. We look forward to considering a new GTK+2 based design some
time in the future. (Package removed).

No, thank YOU for keeping a clean and tidy version of XMMS around without a gazillion insane patches. We will always love you! It's unlikely we will cross paths again, but we've enjoyed the lack of support cases the Slackware distribution has caused us. Much love <3 <3 <3.
- what does the "No" refer to ? Does this simply mean they will not be developing a GTK+2 design ?

slakmagik 04-07-2007 01:16 AM

It's just a common shorthand expression, like 'No, it's not you who should be thanking us, but we who should be thanking YOU'. But, yeah, they also seem to be dead set against (or at least *completely* uninterested in) porting xmms.

XavierP 04-07-2007 10:14 AM

You need to read the original. Up to "No thank YOU" comes from the Slackware site, the rest is a response. So it should read:

Quote:

XMMS has been removed from the Slackware distribution.

Thu Mar 15 19:43:10 CDT 2007

Code:

xap/xmms-1.2.10-i486-3.tgz:  XMMS developers:  THANK YOU for your years of
  dedication.  We look forward to considering a new GTK+2 based design some
  time in the future.  (Package removed).

No, thank YOU for keeping a clean and tidy version of XMMS around without a gazillion insane patches. We will always love you! It's unlikely we will cross paths again, but we've enjoyed the lack of support cases the Slackware distribution has caused us. Much love <3 <3 <3.
Makes more sense now :)

Anyone know why XMMS has been removed?

erklaerbaer 04-07-2007 10:42 AM

http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/desktop/sound/xmms.xml

Gentoo really has excellent Documentation ( well, sometimes ;) )

raska 04-07-2007 11:28 AM

wow I didn't know XMMS was being removed from the standard Slackware packages

FWIW I have been using audacious for quite some time and works as a fine replacement, besides it's GTK+2-based and I would love to see it on mainstream Slackware ;)

titopoquito 04-07-2007 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by raska
I have been using audacious for quite some time ... and I would love to see it on mainstream Slackware ;)

From Slackware current changelog:
Quote:

l/mcs-0.4.1-i486-1.tgz: Added mcs-0.4.1. Audacious needs this.
xap/audacious-1.3.0-i486-1.tgz: Added audacious-1.3.0.
xap/audacious-plugins-1.3.0-i486-1.tgz: Added audacious-plugins-1.3.0.

H_TeXMeX_H 04-07-2007 12:15 PM

Yeah, it's probably the replacement they were referring to.

Eternal_Newbie 04-07-2007 02:23 PM

Love this:
Quote:

But.. since we're a nifty old cool gtk+1 application, we have to be insane to actually keep this site up. We SHOULD hide xmms on a obscure japaneese ftp server and you can all go ftpsearch.. oh, I guess we outlived ftpsearch, never mind.

My slippers are gone. Please find them.
I think we should all play "Long May You Run" by Neil Young in XMMS as a sign of respect for a great application.

syvy 04-07-2007 03:00 PM

I love xmms and want to keep it. Will it still run in the next slackware release?

Randux 04-07-2007 03:28 PM

Just make your own package- that's what Slackware is all about! I will continue to use xmms until I find something I like better. It should run unless Pat gets rid of gtk support entirely which doesn't seem very likely.

rkelsen 04-07-2007 07:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by syvy
I love xmms and want to keep it. Will it still run in the next slackware release?

Have a look at Audacious, the package which is replacing XMMS. It is pretty much exactly the same, and Pat has included MOD file support in his binary! Too good!

syvy 04-08-2007 03:25 AM

I took a look at Audacious but it can't play musepack files.
I need a player with support for almost every kind of audio file. That's why I love xmms.
Xmms has plugins for everything. I agree to Randux and make my own packages.

kodon 04-08-2007 03:39 AM

audacious will play musepack and more

if you have the libs for support already installed,
just grab the source dir for audacious-plugins off the ftp
and run the SlackBuild...it will detect and compile
in support for whatever you have on your system

ferradura 04-08-2007 07:14 AM

xmms2
 
what about xmms2?
http://wiki.xmms2.xmms.se/index.php/About

Eternal_Newbie 04-08-2007 08:32 AM

The thing with xmms2 is while the server is quite stable, (and doesn't phone home if you delete xmms2-et), none of the clients are up to scratch at the moment. Hopefully that will improve.

From what I understand the xmms2 team only develop the server and the command-line client. All the other clients are 3rd party.


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