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Re: Retiring ksensors, possibly id3lib as well?



Lyos Gemini Norezel wrote:
On 10/07/2009 03:25 PM, Eric Sandeen wrote:
Lyos Gemini Norezel wrote:
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Is there a valid reason for continuing to carry such a defunct package in Fedora?

s/defunct/old/ - and yes there is a valid reason - 8 or so at least, see your list of packages above ;)

Heh... sure, but surely such software could be made to work with a piece of code that's more recent
than id3lib?

Is there a more recent id3 library? I dunno. If there is, and all the packages you mentioned can find/use it, then sure....


I'm more than happy to continue maintaining id3lib if there is a valid reason to do so,
but my reasons are more sentimental than valid logical reasoning.

So I turn to you to answer that question:
Is there valid, logical, reasoning to continue to support such old code?

Yes, because other useful packages depend on it IMHO.

I'll take it if you don't want to keep it, I think that library needs to live on in Fedora.


I'm happy to maintain it... though I could definitely use a coder as a co-maintainer, or,
really, anyone who wishes to help.

The problem I have with continuing such code, is both the lack of an upstream...
and the potential for security risks as this piece of code is left to rot.

I have neither the skills, nor the time to take over upstream, and software cannot
last/stay compatible forever.

I'd say that if/when problems crop up you could revisit it. Maybe the reason it's been idle for so long is that it's simple/done/perfect and could just stay that way. :)

If you have any need for a comaintainer I'd be glad to though in any case.

-Eric


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