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Re: Considerations for 'xmms' removal from Debian

#include <hallo.h>
* William Pitcock [Sat, Jul 14 2007, 11:30:09PM]:

> As long as we don't hear about 'regressions from XMMS' as a result of
> a migration path provided by Debian, then you have fulfilled my request.

We cannot really fulfill any such request because we are only
distributors, not mind programming machines. Please realize that.

> This is where Gentoo initially failed to succeed in their migration.

I am sorry because you have been burnt with Gentoo transition, but
bitching is easy. And what do you expect us to do?

[1] Forget Audacious and keep XMMS
[2] Remove XMMS and let the users look for an replacement
[3] Remove XMMS and suggest them Audacious as replacement

For [2], they will be pissed and complain about Debian killing XMMS.
Some will look for a replacement and find Audacious, so we are close to
[3] anyway. 
And for [3], they will expect Audacious do the same things that XMMS did
before. They need those features, the liked the way things worked in XMMS,
and they are not going to change their habits quickly. So you will get
complaints about "regressions" even if we put big notes into Debian.NEWS
(package upgrade notes) because many people are also lazy and don't read
manuals or upgrade notes.

Realistically, there is no way for you to get away from those complaints,
unless we go the way [1] and maintain XMMS until the end of times.

<cpt_nemo> Computer sind letztlich ein Mittel zum Zweck.

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