Bug 236971 - audio/openal: Deprecate port
Summary: audio/openal: Deprecate port
Status: In Progress
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: Tobias Kortkamp
URL: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D19766
Keywords: patch
Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2019-04-02 19:36 UTC by Tobias Kortkamp
Modified: 2019-04-16 02:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
tobik: maintainer-feedback-


Attachments
openal.diff (321 bytes, patch)
2019-04-02 19:36 UTC, Tobias Kortkamp
tobik: maintainer-approval? (erik)
Details | Diff

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Description Tobias Kortkamp freebsd_committer 2019-04-02 19:36:04 UTC
Created attachment 203326 [details]
openal.diff

audio/openal, the OpenAL Sample Implementation, is ancient and
unmaintained upstream. It should probably be removed. I doubt
many people are using it. According to Repology FreeBSD is one of
the last few systems to even distribute it [1]. Applications
probably expect audio/openal-soft in many cases too nowadays.

The attached patch adds a deprecation notice to the port. A patch
for removing audio/openal support in Mk/Uses/openal.mk is available
in https://reviews.freebsd.org/D19766.

[1] https://repology.org/project/openal-creative/versions
Comment 1 commit-hook freebsd_committer 2019-04-16 02:10:28 UTC
A commit references this bug:

Author: tobik
Date: Tue Apr 16 02:10:10 UTC 2019
New revision: 499070
URL: https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/ports/499070

Log:
  Deprecate audio/openal

  The OpenAL Sample Implementation has been abandonded upstream a
  while ago.  audio/openal-soft is a compatible and maintained
  replacement.

  PR:		236971

Changes:
  head/audio/openal/Makefile