[linux-audio-user] Re: No More Specimen

Loki Davison loki.davison at gmail.com
Thu Apr 20 23:06:53 EDT 2006

On 4/21/06, Dana Olson <dana at ubuntustudio.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-04-20 at 19:00 -0400, Dave Phillips wrote:
> > Dana Olson wrote:
> >
> > >The point is, it has been reliable for thousands of projects, including
> > >several of my own. Where is Specimen's page right now? Nowhere. If it
> > >was on SourceForge, we'd all be able to get to it.
> > >
> > >I was merely offering a suggestion to benefit the community as a whole,
> > >but you all see fit to ridicule me. That's great, thanks.
> > >
> > >
> > Sorry, Dana, I certainly wasn't ridiculing you. Unfortunately, your
> > suggestion came at a time when SF has been a beeyatch to work with over
> > the last month or so. See the Csound list, the Common Music list, and so
> > on. And this isn't the first time they've been a pain.
> >
> > Apologies extended. The irony was in my face and I did not resist
> > temptation. I rarely do: I never know if it'll come again... ;)
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > dp
> Alright, understood...
> SF has been reliable for me for many years. They're bound to run into
> problems occasionally, and so it happened as you said.
> For another example of where I think using SF would have benefitted us
> as a community, have a look at LinuxSampler's homepage. Since December,
> you have been unable to download source tarballs, because they
> experience a hardware failure. This made packaging a PITA, especially
> for someone as new to making .debs as I am, because whenever possible,
> you are encouraged to use the source tarball releases, and not a CVS
> checkout. But we had no choice.
> In any case, ok, I understand where you guys are coming from.

How about berlios, i know a large number of good projects hosted there..... ;)
Berlios is really nice though, no crappy ads and you don't have to use
crippled ancient CVS anymore! yay for svn. ;-) It's also pretty fast
and reliable.


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