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

Judah Milgram milgram at cgpp.com
Fri Jan 3 00:23:49 UTC 2020

(1) Surprising to see anacron on death row. I consider it a must-have. 
Is there a better option nowadays? If so, I want to hear about it! If 
not, I'll take it on.

(2) For clarity, what are the criteria for marking a script for deletion?

     (a) target software has been updated but script not updated?

     (b) maintainer is missing in action?

     (c) script is broken and nobody's fixing it?

     (d) other, or some combination?

     Regarding (a) and (b): if it's not broken, it works... just saying.

(3) as someone noted recently (in re pytesseract), it could be that we'd 
be better off installing python things with pip or similar. I have no 
position on this other than to observe that it would reduce the number 
of packages SBo needs to maintain. But maybe there's an advantage to a 
slackbuild that provides a package that could be otherwise be installed 
via pip?

Thanks for all your hard work!



On 1/2/20 3:41 AM, Robby Workman 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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Judah Milgram
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