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Old 04-07-2007, 02:00 AM   #1
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XMMS farewell


Found this interesting at :http://www.xmms.org/
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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 ?
 
Old 04-07-2007, 02:16 AM   #2
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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.
 
Old 04-07-2007, 11:14 AM   #3
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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?
 
Old 04-07-2007, 11:42 AM   #4
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http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/desktop/sound/xmms.xml

Gentoo really has excellent Documentation ( well, sometimes )
 
Old 04-07-2007, 12:28 PM   #5
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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
 
Old 04-07-2007, 12:36 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 04-07-2007, 01:15 PM   #7
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Yeah, it's probably the replacement they were referring to.
 
Old 04-07-2007, 03:23 PM   #8
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Love this:
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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.

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Old 04-07-2007, 04:00 PM   #9
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I love xmms and want to keep it. Will it still run in the next slackware release?
 
Old 04-07-2007, 04:28 PM   #10
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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.
 
Old 04-07-2007, 08:30 PM   #11
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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!
 
Old 04-08-2007, 04:25 AM   #12
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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.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 04:39 AM   #13
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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
 
Old 04-08-2007, 08:14 AM   #14
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xmms2

what about xmms2?
http://wiki.xmms2.xmms.se/index.php/About
 
Old 04-08-2007, 09:32 AM   #15
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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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