Subject: Re: Obsolete packages
To: None <>
From: Thomas Klausner <>
List: tech-pkg
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 
> is:
>  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 :)