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authorRobin H. Johnson <>2015-08-08 13:49:04 -0700
committerRobin H. Johnson <>2015-08-08 17:38:18 -0700
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This commit represents a new era for Gentoo: Storing the gentoo-x86 tree in Git, as converted from CVS. This commit is the start of the NEW history. Any historical data is intended to be grafted onto this point. Creation process: 1. Take final CVS checkout snapshot 2. Remove ALL ChangeLog* files 3. Transform all Manifests to thin 4. Remove empty Manifests 5. Convert all stale $Header$/$Id$ CVS keywords to non-expanded Git $Id$ 5.1. Do not touch files with -kb/-ko keyword flags. Signed-off-by: Robin H. Johnson <> X-Thanks: Alec Warner <> - did the GSoC 2006 migration tests X-Thanks: Robin H. Johnson <> - infra guy, herding this project X-Thanks: Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy <> - Former Gentoo developer, wrote Git features for the migration X-Thanks: Brian Harring <> - wrote much python to improve cvs2svn X-Thanks: Rich Freeman <> - validation scripts X-Thanks: Patrick Lauer <> - Gentoo dev, running new 2014 work in migration X-Thanks: Michał Górny <> - scripts, QA, nagging X-Thanks: All of other Gentoo developers - many ideas and lots of paint on the bikeshed
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+<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
+<!DOCTYPE pkgmetadata SYSTEM "">
+Cynthiune (january 2004)
+What is Cynthiune?
+Cynthiune is a free software and romantic music player for GNUstep and MacOSX.
+I wrote it originally as a christmas gift to a girl that I liked because she
+could not listen to music on her Mac with a free program. Since then, I decided
+to make it public and add even more features to make it a complete and useable
+media player.
+For the moment, it looks pretty much like XMMS, Winamp and similar software.
+Even though it has far less features than those, the essential components of a
+usable and user-friendly program are there in my opinion.
+From a programmatic point-of-view, I have decided to write a program that is
+released only when considered bug-free. The free software community lacks,
+IMnsHO, a sense of quality that makes its programs nearly useless to
+lambda users. Not only is it useless, but I think it also gives free software
+a bad reputation. The principle of freedom in "free software" is fundamental
+to me, but it has to be reachable not only by some sort of geeky elite. There
+is no point in telling users that since they have the freedom to enhance those
+programs, they must fix them if they want to use them. Releasing a program
+with too many bugs is of no use and is likely not to interest other fellow
+programmers in the community either.
+On the other hand, Apple has published an interesting program called "iTunes".
+Of course, it is not free software but it does implement interesting ideas
+that I would like to include in Cynthiune. For example: CD burning, complete
+playlist management, etc... Personally I find its user interface to be not as
+user-friendly as it could be. My plan is thus to take advantage of my own
+programming skills and sense of aesthetics (and ergonomy) to try to write
+something a little bit different, inspired both by XMMS/Winamp and iTunes.
+Cynthiune is thus currently very basic but its core design is starting to be
+extensible enough that it will not be too much trouble to enhance it.