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Re: Noteedit, Finale, and testing

On Thu, Aug 26, 2004 at 01:14:27PM -0400, Chris Metzler <cmetzler@speakeasy.net> was heard to say:
> On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 11:30:53 -0400
> Daniel Burrows <dburrows@debian.org> wrote:
> >
> >   I was just looking at whether to upload noteedit to
> > testing-proposed-updates.  In the process, I hit the noteedit homepage,
> > and discovered that upstream has apparently abruptly ceased development
> > and removed his web page because of a potential possible future port of
> > Finale to Linux.
> Huh?  Are you serious?  I'm surprised at this because:
> 1.  I haven't heard anything about Coda saying this.  Certainly if they
> were indicating they'd be porting Finale to Linux, you'd expect a lot
> of discussion about it on linux-audio-user; there's been none.  The last
> I read on this subject was from July 8, when one regular there wrote:

  Okay.  I avoided stating my personal opinion, but here it is:

  I think upstream is tired of the project and just using this as an
excuse to shut it down.  If you go to the webpage, it contains a single
sentence stating that it is shut down due to a port of Finale, and a
link to a long discussion of the possibility of asking Coda to port
Finale to Linux, which appeared (from what I could see) to go nowhere.

  If this is enough to make him shut the project down, I think that either
external concerns (ie, real life) or other projects are the real reason,
because, as you said, his stated reason doesn't make sense.

> >   If someone wants to step up and take over Debian *and upstream*
> > maintainence for noteedit, please let me know in the near future; if
> > there are users who really need noteedit, please let me know.  If I
> > don't hear from either group in the "near" future, I will file a bug
> > against ftp.debian.org requesting the noteedit be removed from both
> > unstable and sarge.
> You might wanna mention this on linux-audio-users.  I say this because
> there are a lot of AGNULA/Demudi people out there who aren't subscribed
> to debian-user and who might care about this, have suggestions, be willing
> to jump in as maintainer, or make 3rd party .debs available.  Just a
> thought.

  Ok, I'll see about doing that.


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