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Re: packages for removal from woody

On Sat, Jan 22, 2000 at 07:37:57PM +0100, Thierry Laronde wrote:
> I had a look to the BTS and all the bugs are upstream dependant (one open
> since 1997). But :
> - I have been unable to find a sign of an active development : seems stop
> till 1996; the only page found was referring to Debian pages, or rpm...
> - timidity provides same functions or more,is GPLed, has console and X11 
> support, is actively under development (0.2i was released in 1995, but 
> I found 2.1.8 (IIRC) release in december 1999);
> - I have seen at least one ITP about a package referring to timidity. So,
> perhaps not a "standard", but something other people take care off.

I think playmidi serves a useful function. I have decent hardware MIDI
so I do not need the software wavetable services of timidity. It works
OK for me.

Lack of upstream development does not make a program bad. I maintain
some very old programs too.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB. CCs of replies on mailing lists are welcome.

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