[LAU] mididings alternative for ubuntu studio 20.04 and newer?

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Wed Jan 27 02:27:50 CET 2021

On Wed, 27 Jan 2021, Athanasios Silis wrote:

> I recently migrated to ubuntu studio 20.04 and was wondering why no
> mididings package exists any more. When sure enough I has to do with
> dropping python2 and the lack of maintainers for mididings.
> How have you handled this ? Is there an alternative or do you reinstate
> python2 and build mididings ?

Can qmidiroute do what you need?

File a bug report with the mididings maintainer? To "reinstate" python2 in 
many distros means use an older version... go back to 18.04 or something 
like that. or find a distro that still keeps older pythons.

Mididings is not the only software affected for sure. What is likely with 
many of these projects, is that the author's own system can't run their 
own software at which point they decide to update or abandon it.

Bitrot is a thing. Any software without maintainance will just one day not 
be usable.

Len Ovens

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