While I’m listening to Interview to pkgsrc developer Johnny Lam (yes, I do like the bsdtalk podcast), I decided to write some little update on what I’m during on this “less work on Gentoo” week.
Tonight I also tested the new Audacious plugins package(s) on FreeBSD to get WavPack and MIDI decoding working, it’s kinda cool to have Audacious playing on a box connected to just a KVM and an ethernet cable, and listening it through the main box’s amplifier, viva PulseAudio! 🙂
I’m now thinking of branching xine-lib to work on a possible 1.2 version with FFmpeg imported without changes, maybe that would help to sync it more often, but I’m not really sure if I have the time to continue it on right now. I just can’t stand here doing nothing leaving xine dying, I simply can’t.
On good news, XCB problems with FreeBSD are now being solved, thanks to Jamey and Josh the solution will be a standalone library that would stub the needed functions for pthread, being a no-op for GLIBC and other systems where the functions are all stubbed in the C library (I think I should send a PR to FreeBSD about the missing pthread_equal stub, but I’m not yet sure).
On bad news, cdrkit is a desperate case on FreeBSD, gcvt, ecvt and fcvt are missing, and the ebuild currently hard-deps on libcap. I’ll try to see to fix it, but I’m not optimistic.
And now last but not least, a big thank to Mike (Arthur) for Fahrenheit 451, I read that one when I was 11, an old Italian copy of my teacher (class’s library) and I’m really looking forward for reading original Bradbury’s word for it, it’s still a current reading, unfortunately (not that’s a bad reading at all, but it would be surely better if there wasn’t the risk of ending up that way).