[arch-general] Removing padevchooser and paman

Ng Oon-Ee ngoonee at gmail.com
Fri May 7 21:12:47 EDT 2010

On Sat, 2010-05-08 at 02:23 +0200, Jan Steffens wrote:
> I would like to remove these two packages from community and move them to
> unsupported (AUR). Both are marked as obsolete by upstream[1] and weren't
> updated since 2007.
> padevchooser is a notification area app that allows choosing default sinks
> and sources, as well as starting some other PulseAudio applications. It has
> been obsoleted by pavucontrol, which also allows much finer control over
> sink and source usage.
> paman is a diagnostic tool that provides information similar to "pacmd
> list", as well as allowing control of stream volumes (provided by
> pavucontrol) and playing samples from the cache (pacmd play-sample).
> Your thoughts?
> 1: http://pulseaudio.org/wiki/PerfectSetup

"Just" a user here, but I've followed PA quite closely and yes, I
wholeheartedly agree that there's no point keeping both those packages.
In fact I think I'll just go uninstall them now (keep forgetting to do
that while cleaning up periodically)...

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