[Pkg-allegro-maintainers] Bug#622198: allegro4.2: Please remove aRts support

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer perezmeyer at gmail.com
Sun Apr 10 21:07:47 UTC 2011

Package: allegro4.2
Severity: normal
Tags: sid wheezy

Dear maintainer,

The Debian Qt/KDE team is planning to remove aRts libraries from the archive.
This is due to the lack of upstream support for more than four years.

In order to make this move, all packages directly or indirectly depending on 
aRts libraries have to get removed from the Debian repositories or get ported 
to Phonon.

Therefore, please take the time and:
- contact your upstream (if existing) and ask about the state of a Phonon
port of your application.
- if there are no activities regarding porting, investigate whether there are 
suitable alternatives for your users.
- if there is a Phonon port that is not yet packaged, consider packaging it.
- if both the aRts and the Phonon version already coexist in the Debian 
archives, consider removing the aRts version.

For any questions and issues, do not hesitate to contact the Debian Qt/KDE 
team at debian-qt-kde at lists.debian.org

Kind regards, Lisandro.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (101, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.38-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=es_AR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=es_AR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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