[Flac-dev] Idea to possibly improve flac?

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Sat Jan 8 17:47:34 PST 2011

On Sat, Jan 8, 2011 at 8:39 PM, grarpamp <grarpamp at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, this is sad. cdparanoia, which could be considered a strong
> opensource meatspace partner to FLAC (along with cdda2wav)
> is also effectively dead. All three living on only in the ports trees of
> various operating systems. Minor bugs and doc fixes are always
> needed. What's worse is, when the heat turns up on dead projects,
> instead of just stepping up or handing off in a competitive/proposal/worthy
> yet time limited process, the authors emit some sort of lame 'Hey yeah,
> new release coming' message in an attempt to maintain ownership, which
> of course goes nowhere. It's really just a disservice to themselves and the
> community. Sad indeed. Have people forgotten what opensource is all about?
> There are plenty of people capable of doing these two. Certainly ripping. Fork I
> say. I love these projects, and their authors. So not as an affront to prior
> authors, but for betterment of the projects, always.

did you read brian w's explanation of why FLAC appears "dead" ? the
same thing really
applies to cdparanoia, a program now more than 10 years old, maybe
even 15. some things about ripping audio CDs just .... don't change.

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