[aur-general] Delete request: fluidr3

Rashif Ray Rahman schiv at archlinux.org
Thu Feb 27 10:07:33 EST 2014

On 23 February 2014 05:02, Maxime Gauduin <alucryd at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 22, 2014 at 10:16 PM, Jerome Leclanche <adys.wh at gmail.com>wrote:
>> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/fluidr3/
>> Appears to be the same packaged data as
>> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/soundfont-fluid/ except it doesn't
>> build properly. Note: I might be wrong on this, but I can't figure out
>> how to make it build.
>> J. Leclanche
> I haven't tried building the fluidr3 package recently, but that sfark
> format is a pain in the neck anyway. The fluidr3 soundfont from
> soundfont-fluid doesn't use that and comes with changes from the musescore
> guys, so it's actucally a more up-to-date version of the original fluidr3
> by hammersound. I'll merge fluidr3 into soundfont-fluid. Thx.

Sfark decompression became a non-issue early last year. [1][2] The
upstream author made contact, and sfarkxtc is maintained by a known
(at least to me) member of the Linux audio community. [3]

A sfark-compressed soundfont is still helpful for people with slow
Internet connections; 72 MB from 124 MB is a 42%, 52 MB reduction!
That's an extra 13 minutes and a dollar (or even more) for some.

In conclusion, soundfont-fluid is a better package name, but the
original fluidr3 that existed in the AUR and depended on a
decompressor is (since Feb 2013) not obsoleted by musescore's changes
-- unless they're actually critical to be worth the extra megs.

[1] http://melodymachine.com/sfark-linux-mac
[2] http://www.linuxmusicians.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=9854&start=15#p35712
[3] https://github.com/raboof/sfarkxtc


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