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Take over

Okay, I did something not exactly “good” today, I’ve took over the package of another developer: media-libs/faad2.

This because there were bugs open for it, annoying bugs, such as the block with mpeg4ip because of the way it was being built, and foser (the maintainer) is mostly MIA.

I asked him politely if sound could take the package until he was away (as he was listed as “temporary maintainer”, and there was no herd to back him up), but I got no answer in two weeks (while he seems to appear now and then on irc), so I asked in #gentoo-dev and simply took the package for sound.

I’ve already closed two bugs (WONTFIX and NEEDINFO), and I’m now preparing an -r8, fixing my own bug for lrintf (freebsd) support, and finally resolving the conflict with mpeg4ip, yuppie! ๐Ÿ˜›

The release is target stable as soon as possible, also because it uses a patchset tarball as usual instead of having all the patches lingering in ${FILESDIR}. As usual, the patches are stored in Gentoo’s CVS.

I’m compile-testing right now, the -r8 is expected before night ๐Ÿ™‚

Comments 1
  1. For m4a support in amaroK 1.4, you’re going to need either mpeg4ip or faad2 (the former being better really). So your helping yourself down the line by cleaning this stuff up. ๐Ÿ™‚

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