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Tomahawk player status

See bug: <a href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1698063" title="https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1698063">https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1698063</a>

"libechonest has been removed from Debian unstable, with the rationale
that it uses an external API that no longer exists (Debian bug #862551).
tomahawk-player depends on libechonest, which prevents libechonest's
removal. Either the Kubuntu team needs to take responsibility for
libechonest and fix it so that it's usable, or tomahawk-player needs to
be fixed not to depend on it, or tomahawk-player needs to be removed
from the archive."

The player seems pretty dead upstream, and even has the commit in github:

<a href="https://github.com/tomahawk-player/tomahawk/commit/c8389592488c07079f40e7edb9195cfabbc58740" title="https://github.com/tomahawk-player/tomahawk/commit/c8389592488c07079f40e7edb9195cfabbc58740">https://github.com/tomahawk-player/tomahawk/commit/c8389592488c07079f40e...</a>

that to all effects it "is abandoned".

I've never had anything to do with this project, so I am asking for
opinions on continued 'fixing'

Ref kubuntu policy on unmaintained/dead upstream projects:

<a href="https://community.kde.org/Kubuntu/Policies#Unmaintained_Software_Bugs" title="https://community.kde.org/Kubuntu/Policies#Unmaintained_Software_Bugs">https://community.kde.org/Kubuntu/Policies#Unmaintained_Software_Bugs</a>

Regards

Rik

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Comments

Re: Tomahawk player status

By Valorie Zimmerman at 06/20/2017 - 16:39

On Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 1:17 AM, Rik Mills < ... at kubuntu dot org> wrote:
It was a great project for awhile, full of enthusiastic devels. Now it
is dead, so I vote for saying goodbye, and removing it from the
archive. If it returns from the dead, we can always bring it back as a
new project.

Valorie

Re: Tomahawk player status

By Steve Langasek at 06/21/2017 - 12:17

On Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 02:39:05PM -0700, Valorie Zimmerman wrote:
Thanks. If this is the position of the Kubuntu team, can you please comment
to such on <a href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1698063" title="https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1698063">https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1698063</a> and retitle it as a
request for tomahawk-player's removal?