[LAU] jack-rack poll

Will Godfrey willgodfrey at musically.me.uk
Sun Aug 23 15:47:44 UTC 2015

On Sun, 23 Aug 2015 08:33:12 -0700 (PDT)
Len Ovens <len at ovenwerks.net> wrote:

> On Sat, 22 Aug 2015, david wrote:
> >>> 1. How much is jack-rack used? Especially how much is it used by Ubuntu
> >>>     users.
> >>> 2. Is there a replacement for jack-rack?
> >
> > I plan to use it someday ...
> >
> > I just checked Debian Sid and it's still there.
> >
> > Why did Debian drop it? Isn't the most common reason a lack of a maintainer?
> That is the reason, yes. Often the project is considered complete by the 
> author and so no updates are done. The problem with this is the graphic 
> libraries are not complete and do keep changing and at some point 
> applications will no longer run on the newer libs. We lost GCDMaster the 
> same way. There has been really IMO, no good replacement for it either.
> So the trouble is, "it works, whats to update?", tends to fail 
> eventually.
> --
> Len Ovens
> www.ovenwerks.net

Indeed so. I've come across this a few times over different platforms :(
To paraphrase:
"An app is for life, not just for Christmas".

Will J Godfrey
Say you have a poem and I have a tune.
Exchange them and we can both have a poem, a tune, and a song.

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