Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Re: Tomahawk player status

On Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 1:17 AM, Rik Mills <rikmills@kubuntu.org> wrote:
> See bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1698063
> "libechonest has been removed from Debian unstable, with the rationale
> that it uses an external API that no longer exists (Debian bug #862551).
> tomahawk-player depends on libechonest, which prevents libechonest's
> removal. Either the Kubuntu team needs to take responsibility for
> libechonest and fix it so that it's usable, or tomahawk-player needs to
> be fixed not to depend on it, or tomahawk-player needs to be removed
> from the archive."
> The player seems pretty dead upstream, and even has the commit in github:
> https://github.com/tomahawk-player/tomahawk/commit/c8389592488c07079f40e7edb9195cfabbc58740
> that to all effects it "is abandoned".
> I've never had anything to do with this project, so I am asking for
> opinions on continued 'fixing'
> Ref kubuntu policy on unmaintained/dead upstream projects:
> https://community.kde.org/Kubuntu/Policies#Unmaintained_Software_Bugs
> Regards
> Rik
> CC: ubuntu-devel@lists.ubuntu.com

It was a great project for awhile, full of enthusiastic devels. Now it
is dead, so I vote for saying goodbye, and removing it from the
archive. If it returns from the dead, we can always bring it back as a
new project.


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