[arch-general] outdated mediainfo and libmediainfo packages

TG Servers srvrs at prvtmail.net
Sat Dec 4 11:06:49 UTC 2021

Thanks on that James

I don't intend to get into toxic areas, or complaining about it. I will 
just use the sources from upstream then.
Will have a look at the archives re that, too, thanks

On 04/12/2021 11:44, James Crake-Merani via arch-general wrote:
> On 21/12/04 10:17am, TG Servers via arch-general wrote:
>> Hello,
>> is there any particular reason why these 2 packages are outdated since
>> several months, or were they just not maintained?
>> I am asking because I would need some of the newer functionality and would
>> compile them from source otherwise.
>> But only if there are no known problems with them. The compiles from
>> upstream 21.09 work without any issues and I can't see of any problems, but
>> always better to just confirm
>> Thanks
> Hi,
> I recall a long discussion on this mailing list about outdated packages. This lead to a debate which, at some points in my opinion, got quite toxic. But the bottom line was that the arch devs haven't had the resources/volunteers to maintain all packages therefore I think your theory about them not being maintained is probably correct. If it works without any issues from your own build then I don't think you'll have anything to worry about.
> If it interests you, you can always check the archives for the full discussion.

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