Subject: Re: Obsolete packages
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From: Thomas Klausner <wiz@NetBSD.org>
Date: 10/19/2006 21:55:58
On Sat, Oct 14, 2006 at 06:21:11PM +0400, Sergey Svishchev wrote:
> audio/eawpatches -- distfiles removed from master site; maintainer's answer
> Eawpats has been superceeded by FreePats. Eawpats was in large part
> derived from the early 1990's MIDIA package for SGI. Unbeknowst to me at
> the time, the majority of the MIDIA patches were directly derived from the
> commercial Gravis Ultrasound patch set. When I eventually discovered
> this, I removed all of the Gravis copyrighted patches (about half of
> the total) from the collection and redistribution of Eawpats was
> discontinued. The remainder was continued on as Freepats, but is lacking
> many instruments, especially the drums :(
> audio/libac3 -- newer version in audio/liba52.
> games/xnibbles -- Not maintained since 1999, rewritten into gnibbles.
> misc/fooseti misc/setiathome -- obsoleted by (and not compatible with)
> BOINC-based client.
> net/qadsl -- replaced by GNU Alive (wip/alive).
> textproc/py-Lupy -- Homepage says: "The Lupy project has been RETIRED!"
I'll remove them in the next days if I don't get a "don't do it!"
with a reason :)