Subject: Re: icecast
To: Harry W. Waddell <email@example.com>
From: Alistair Crooks <AlistairCrooks@excite.com>
Date: 10/03/2000 01:35:38
On Mon, 2 Oct 2000 19:58:29 -0700 (PDT), Harry W. Waddell wrote:
> I need to setup some kind of internet radio and icecast looked like a
> option. It looks like icecast, from www.icecast.org, was made into a
> last year, but appears to be gone now?! It looks like it would be easy
> to get working, except that my first casual attempts at compiling using
> pth package have failed.
> So, if icecast was a package, why was it deleted? Was it a technical
> man-power issues, etc... Searching the mailing list archives indicated
> that it existed, but not why it's no longer there. Also, has anyone
> icecast working on -current or 1.4.3, as a pkg or otherwise?
I've had a look at the pkgsrc repository on the cvs server, and can find no
occurrences of the word "ice" in any package name except for icewm and
icewm-gnome, both versions of a window-manager, in the x11 category. It
looks like any package which was made last year was an unofficial one.
Having said that, icecast looks like it would be a really nice addition to
the packages collection. We're currently in a freeze on new functionality in
pkgsrc, due to the upcoming 1.5 release, but as soon as that's over, we'll
look into it.
> Harry Waddell
> Caravan Electronic Publishing
Alistair Crooks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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