[ubuntu-studio-devel] Packages up for removal, unless someone wants to maintain them

Kaj Ailomaa zequence at mousike.me
Sat Aug 22 17:38:15 UTC 2015

On Sat, Aug 22, 2015, at 07:23 PM, Len Ovens wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Aug 2015, Kaj Ailomaa wrote:
> > phat is not included in our seeds. But, it's in the meta package called
> > multimedia-devel. But, that should be safe to remove.
> >
> > That only leaves jack-rack. How badly do we want to keep it?
> Is there a utility like dssi-host-jack for ladspa plugins to replace it? 
> There are some plugin authors (some of the best I might add) that will 
> only ever produce their plugins as ladspa and are not interested in
> making 
> LV2 versions. I think sox can do this... but anything with sox is not for 
> newbys... ECAsound could do this too, but we don't include it as we are 
> doing GUI stuff so no Nama DAW.
> jack-rack is the only application for putting to together a standalone
> set 
> of Ladspa plugins... but the fact that it is not maintained says 
> something. Almost anyone who uses plugins uses them inside something else 
> anyway.

As long as it is functional, it seems there is some reason to keep it.
But, I can't try it until Monday, the earliest.

If we keep it, we become maintainers and it will only exist in Ubuntu.
That leaves us more time to figure out another solution.

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