[Mageia-dev] Is libesd needed anymore?

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 15 00:37:53 CET 2011

On 15 January 2011 01:18, Maarten Vanraes <maarten.vanraes at gmail.com> wrote:
> Op vrijdag 14 januari 2011 13:22:54 schreef Colin Guthrie:
>> Hi,
>> When importing packages, I'm very tempted to not import esound. It's
>> only used to compile libesd. Do we really need it?
>> I don't think we ship any apps that use only esd, so I don't think
>> that's a problem but perhaps some old legacy apps (i.e. games) still
>> need it.
>> What do people think? It's not really much hassle to support it, but by
>> the same token, dead projects have to be buried at some point!
>> Col
> I don't fully agree, dead projects can stay alive (undead).
> however, just don't import it, don't have support for it in gnome. and if
> someone really needs it, he can import it and maintain it if he wants to.
> in short, drop it and let someone else figure it out at a later date.

Well, no, dead projects are just that, dead...

And if libesd is dropped all packages that BR it need to be fixed;
maybe postpone this until the importing rush is over, then it can be
phased out after this high pressure stage is over.. (just MHO).

Ahmad Samir

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