[Slackbuilds-users] Unmaintained builds - want any of these?

sborg63 sborg63 at disroot.org
Thu Jan 2 17:11:11 UTC 2020

Have a good 2020!

With respect to the dump list:

You want to keep 'network/vpnc' ; it is a dependency of
NetworkManager-vpnc and by the looks of it at its 'latest' (since 2008)
implementation with the source downloadable from SlackBuilds
(http://ponce.cc/slackware/sources/repo/vpnc-r550.tar.xz). It's needed
for connectivity to cisco controlled vpn (like at my work).

Please do not dump 'academic/gcalctool', it is at its
latest version (19 may 2019) -so appears to be maintained- and the
desktop calculator to use for people who want to ignore kde.

Although 'office/xournal' seems superseded by xournalff (the latter
is based on the former and developed by another team); it had a version
upgrade to 0.4.8 in 2016/17 ( it just needs changing the version no's
in the SlackBuild and info to compile; latest source archive is
xournal- Xournal is simpler and with less/other
dependencies than xournalff. 



>> On Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 5:41 AM Robby Workman <rworkman at slackbuilds.org>
>> wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> TL;DR version: if you would like to see any of the scripts on the
>>> following list stay around, please step up to maintain them.
>>> https://slackbuilds.org/DeadSBoBuilds
>>> Reply with which script you want, how you want to be listed in
>>> the .info file, and what email address you want listed there.
>>> Longer version: we're coming to terms with the fact that we
>>> simply don't have the personnel or the time to maintain all of
>>> the scripts here ourselves, so we (translation: B. Watson) ran
>>> through a got some lists of stuff that hasn't had any recent
>>> commits by their listed maintainers. The list posted above is
>>> NOT all of them - it's only the first batch (we're trying to keep
>>> this in bite-sized chunks). We don't have a specific timeline
>>> in mind at this point, but I'm thinking that any of these not
>>> claimed within a month or so will be removed from the repo.
>>> As always, thanks to our community for your support over the
>>> years!
>>> -RW

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