[arch-dev-public] Second list of removal candidates
belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Tue Nov 13 20:34:00 EST 2007
Here is the second list of removal candidates. Please go through
it to make sure we don't remove a package that, for some reason,
should remain in extra. Some of the reason are actually questions
or discussion topics so it would be nice to get some feedback on
them. As said before, some of these packages can be depends of
community packages. Please just dicuss them for now. I would
prefer to do the actual removal myself. I will do so when the
discussions will be over.
Package Reason to remove it or Reason to keep it. Any comments,
akode will be dependency of kde4, right? (dp)
apmd replaced by acpi (incorrect. needed for older machines)
aria Superceded by aria2?
aumix what console audio mixers do we provide?
bidwatcher broken: bidding in bidwatcher is indefinitely broken because eBay has forced all bidding to occur only through signed-in clients
bind DNS server. Should stay in repo.
blam yet another RSS reader
cccp dead project, could (maybe?) be replaced by dctc
cdw project (ncurse cd-writer) has been revived, is there another console cd-writer in repo?
chgres old, low usage?
cplay yet another curses audio player
cvsfs Discontinued. Developement has stopped in favor of cvsfs-fuse.
dcd yet another command-line CD player
divx4linux unused lib/codec
dump tapedrive utility. it it worthy to keep?
edb enlightenment db, unused
efax utilities to send and receive faxes, I guess we should keep it unless another package provides fax support
epic4 yet another console irc client
exim what mta will we keep?
font-bh-ttf should we keep it?
font-bitstream-speedo who uses speedo fonts?
font-misc-ethiopic i18n support, should be kept
font-misc-meltho i18n support, should be kept
freetype1 unused lib
galeon yet another web browser
gentoo yet another file manager
gimp-perl low usage: perl plugin and modules for gimp
gnet1 unused lib
gnome-audio audio files for gnome. Are they still useful?
gpgme03 obsoleted by gpgme???
gprolog Can be removed, I guess. There is another prolog compiler (swi-prolog) in repo.
gpsdrive new dependencies in community, should be in community or unsupported ==> to be moved to community for Damir
grcm dead project. no release since 2003
gstreamer0.10-jack should not be removed (drastic loss of function for any gstreamer using app) - if nobody takes the gstreamer pkgs, i will (damir)
ircii-pana yet another console irc client
irda-utils Utilities for infrared communication between devices: should be kept
isapnptools ISA Plug-And-Play devices support: shopuld be kept
lam MPI programming environment: low usage
lib3ds free alternative to Autodesk's 3DS File Toolkit for handling 3DS files: low usage
libast unused lib
libflashsupport (in unstable) unused lib
libgnomesu gksu and kdesu provide same functionality
libping Anyone use ding in their scripts? Otherwise, unused lib/package
libtrash unused lib
lineak_defaultplugin The lineak packages could be substituted by my (Eric) keytouch pkg in community. It has more dependencies (gtk2) but has much or more functionality.
lineak_xosdplugin same comment as above
lprng we have cups standard now
madplay yet another curses audio player
mail-notification mail notification icon for gnome: low usage
masqmail home page disappeared, another MTA
mod_python used on Archlinux.org for django?
nautilus-sendto nautilus extension, can be removed from extra
netdude with libnetdude & libpcapnav used to inspect/manipulate tcpdump trace files. Should we keep it?
netgo a tool for changing network settings quickly and easily: Is it still useful/usable with the latest network scripts?
netkit-ntalk Isn't talk obsoleted by Instant Messaging and IRC?
oidentd ident server like pidentd (orphaned). Which one should we keep or should we remove both?
openchrome graphics drivers, should be kept unless it can be replaced by xf86-video-unichrome
pdns Do we keep it?
pdns-ldap unused lib, might be included in pdns (currently orphaned)
pdns-mysql unused lib, might be included in pdns (currently orphaned)
pdns-pgsql unused lib, might be included in pdns (currently orphaned)
perl-email-date unused perl module. To Jan: You added it to the repo 2 months ago with several other perl packages. Did you forgot to adopt them or are they future dependencies?
pidentd ident server like oidentd (orphaned). Which one should we keep or should we remove both?
powernowd Do we need it? We already have cpudyn and cpufreq.
prozilla multi-threaded download accelerator: low usage/usefulness
ptabtools low usage: utilities to read files created by PowerTab Guitar Tablature editor (a Windows app)
pure-ftpd yet another ftp server
quick-lounge-applet gnome applet: low usage/usefulness
samplicator home page has disappeared, looks like dead project
service-discovery-applet gnome applet: low usage/usefulness
setserial support for serial device, should be kept unless it's no longer needed
speedtouch modem drivers, should be kept
splitvt splitvt takes any VT100 terminal window and splits it vertically into two shell windows: screen does that
ssmtp what mta will we keep?
tiacx (in unstable) wireless drivers, should be kept
tiacx-mm (in unstable) wireless drivers, should be kept
tpop3d yet another pop3 server
xf86-video-unichrome graphics drivers, should be kept, somebody with that hardware or the Xorg maintainer should take it
xforms old, low usage
xpdf-arabic i18n support, should be kept
xpdf-chinese-simplified i18n support, should be kept
xpdf-chinese-traditional i18n support, should be kept
xpdf-cyrillic i18n support, should be kept
xpdf-greek i18n support, should be kept
xpdf-hebrew i18n support, should be kept
xpdf-japanese i18n support, should be kept
xpdf-korean i18n support, should be kept
xpdf-latin2 i18n support, should be kept
xpdf-thai i18n support, should be kept
xpdf-turkish i18n support, should be kept
zsh very popular. iphitus will adopt if nobody else will
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