Chris Lee clee at kde.org
Fri Feb 28 12:10:43 GMT 2003

For the record, I'm all for JuK in CVS. I think that kdemm is a fine 
place for it, as well.


On Friday, February 28, 2003, at 02:54  AM, Scott Wheeler wrote:

> Well, as many of you know JuK 1.0 came out about 10 days ago.  For 
> those of
> you that aren't familiar with JuK, it's a jukebox type-o-thing for KDE.
> http://www.slackorama.net/oss/juk/
> (Screenies and such, also CVS instructions there -- HEAD has had a 
> number of
> cleanups relative to the 1.x branch.)
> On almost every platform there is a dominant Winamp clone-ish thing 
> (Winamp,
> XMMS, Noatun) and a dominant jukebox (iTunes, RealOne, RhythmBox).  
> (For
> those that are not familiar with RhythmBox, that's the Gnome jukebox
> project.)
> People have been asking since long before the release if / when I 
> would move
> JuK to KDE CVS.  So, that's the topic of this email.  :-)
> So, some of the notable things about JuK are tagging, playlist 
> management,
> import and export of m3u files, audio meta data and playlist caching, 
> output
> support for aRts and GStreamer (uses aRts by default).  And there's 
> quite a
> list of features that the couple of us working on it have on our TODO. 
>  :-)
> JuK also have been received really well, it's already been picked up 
> by SuSE,
> Gentoo, Debian, Mandrake (contrib) and FreeBSD (shortly).  And there 
> were
> over 600 downloads in the first day that it was out (even before all 
> of these
> packages were available).  So far the feedback has been great.
> Developer interest has also been high, and these have been the guys 
> bugging me
> to move JuK from SourceForge CVS into KDE's.  Plus I wouldn't mind the 
> extra
> contributors.  :-)
> So, are there any objections to moving the repository into KDE CVS?  
> (note:
> I'd want an actualy server move rather than a fresh import because 
> there's a
> lot of version history there.  It's been in CVS for 1 year.)  At this 
> point
> I've been convinced that KDE Multimedia is the best place for it, 
> mainly
> because I'm horrible about organizing releases.  Also I think it's 
> saft to
> say that JuK would get a little more use than ArtsBuilder for 
> instance.  :-)
> However, if there is broad objection here, I'd be willing to fall back 
> to KDE
> Extra Gear.
> Thoughts?
> Cheers,
> -Scott
> -- 
> The three chief virtues of a programmer are: laziness, impatience and 
> hubris.
> --Larry Wall

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