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Re: Bug#679235: RFA: animals -- Traditional AI animal guessing engine using a binary tree DB

On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 08:05:13PM +0200, Adrian Knoth wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 05:33:41PM +0000, The Fungi wrote:
> > > what??? -v please.
> > Presumably a reference to http://bugs.debian.org/674634 .
> Speaking of which, I also had to disable CELT support in jackd1 and
> jackd2, since none of the upstreams has opus code ready.
> That said, there was this bug report saying "We'll RM celt anytime soon,
> so don't use it anymore" and that's it.

Surely you were aware that CELT was experimental and this was due
to happen?

> We can live without it in jackd1 and jackd2, and maybe some day,
> somebody will port it to opus to regain the missing functionality.
> I wasn't involved in the mumble discussion, but got some complaints from
> users saying they can no longer join conference calls.

CELT never had a stable bitstream format, so this sort of codec
compatibility issue could occur even if all parties had some version
of it.

> Long story short: this was no transition, it was "EOL in 3, 2, 1, now".
> I wasn't exactly happy about it, but at least it wasn't crucial for
> jackd1/2. If there is consensus that CELT *will* be in wheezy, I'd use
> the remaining time and re-enable it in jackd1/jackd2 again.
It's now dead upstream, and support for any version of CELT would have
become less and less useful during the lifetime of wheezy.

Also, as I recall, there was an important security issue with no fix

Ben Hutchings
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
                                                              - Albert Camus

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