[arch-projects] PkgData -- in what format?
rasat at pacific.net.sg
Mon Jun 26 00:52:23 EDT 2006
PkgData contains additional Arch package information with detail, type
of application, and thumbnail. Currently has about 60% of all both
current and extra. Each information is in separate file with package
named + extension (dsc, app, or jpg).
Multimedia :: SoundAudio :: Players :: MP3
AlsaPlayer is a new PCM player written with the ALSA sound system in
mind. It also includes support for JACK, OSS, NAS, and ESD. It makes
extensive use of multi-threading and supports OGG, MP3, WAV, CDDA (CD
Digital Audio), MOD, S3M, IT, and many other input types. Features
include a real- time effects stream, variable speed/pitch control,
SHOUTcast/icecast streaming support, multiple active visual scopes,
command line mode, playlists, plugin architecture, low-latency mode, and
Originally from freshmeat.net
Pkgdata is for front-end package managers. Doesn't have a search engine
by itself. The search is done in a front-end finding e.g. MP3" packages
or "Video" within "multimedia" category (if abs tree is included). Or
"Cryptography" or "IDE" within "devel" category.
Sample in PkgInfo (ruby front-end):
My question here, what would be most convenient format for the
developers? The abs tree has information in one file and structured
within directories. Is this most convenient or separate files as they
are now, or other format?
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