[arch-dev-public] Status of slimserver

Paul Mattal paul at mattal.com
Wed Nov 4 18:09:41 EST 2009

Eric Bélanger wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 2:38 PM, Paul Mattal <paul at mattal.com> wrote:
>> Dan McGee wrote:
>>> On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 6:36 AM, Eric Bélanger <snowmaniscool at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> Is there anyone interested in maintaining slimserver? It's currently
>>>> orphaned, out-of-date and doesn't even install (missing
>>>> perl-compress-zlib depends FS#16490).   If no one wants it, we could
>>>> solve all these problems by moving it to AUR.
>>> +1 to move it out
>> I have been using the squeezecenter package from the AUR for running my
>> Squeezeboxes at home off my Arch server. It works pretty well and I do tend
>> to look after it and update at least every few months.
>> I could put that in [extra] if folks want. They're up to 7.4.1, so we're due
>> for the next round of updates anyway.
>> Threshold question: Isn't slimserver replaced by squeezecenter?
> Both  slimserver and squeezecenter have been replaced by squeezebox:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squeezebox_Server
>  It's just another reason to remove it  from the repos. I will do that
> this week-end.
>>  If so is
>> there any reason not to dump slimserver entirely and then either a) do
>> nothing more, or b) put squeezecenter in [extra]?
>> - P
> I'm not too sure if adding squeezebox in [extra] is a good idea.  It
> doesn't seem to be popular enough.  Only two votes in AUR for
> squeezecenter and none for squeezeboxserver which was added last week.
> Plus, it seem that you are the only dev/TU who has this kind of setup.
> If you would stop maintaining it, it'll probably become an orphaned
> package that will be moved back to AUR.

What you suggest is fine with me.

- P

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