ports/151371: New Port: audio/pithos GNOME Pandora player

John Hixson john at ixsystems.com
Fri May 6 01:31:56 UTC 2011


Hi John,

I would be happy to dig back into this port. I simply forgot about it since I have been using pianobar =-) never the less, I'll look at it again and re-submit.

- John

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On May 5, 2011, at 5:50 PM, John Prather <john.c.prather at gmail.com> wrote:

> John / Community,
> 
> I'm a huge fan of pithos (namely because adobe air is not available
> for FreeBSD to run the official pandora desktop client), and was
> somewhat disappointed that PR ports/151371 ended up being closed
> without getting corrected and committed.
> 
> I had a far simpler version of a pithos port which I almost submitted
> back in December, before John beat me to the chase with a more complex
> one.  I've updated it to current 0.3.8 r162, and would be happy to
> submit it as another new port request, however I believe that might be
> a bit of a kneejerk reaction.
> 
> 1) I have no python skills, it's a miracle I even put together a port
> for this which works.
> 2) I have an extremely weak understanding of gnome/kde .desktop files
> 3) There are patches in this PR which I don't understand, due to #1 and #2.
> 4) I don't want to submit my super basic port without including the
> hard work John put into his attempt in it, but that's hard due to #3.
> 5) It's likely john at pcbsd.org may be a more competent maintainer for
> this port than I would be, given the above, especially #1.
> 
> If John Hixson, or for that matter, anybody else in the community who
> is more familiar with these things than I, has interest in pursuing
> getting pithos easily available on the FreeBSD desktop, I would be
> happy to share what I have and let this rest in the hands of somebody
> less likely to get stumped by some python issue in future releases.
> 
> If I don't get a response, I'll probably eventually just submit what
> I've got put together, since a basic pithos port seems better to me
> than none at all.
> 
> What I have together right now for 0.3.8r162 is available for review at:
> 
> http://interwebfun.org/pithos.shar.txt
> 
> Hasn't been through tinderbox since I've tweaked it, but seems to
> build, install, and deinstall without any issues.
> 
> Any interest?
> 
> 
> -john


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