I didn't know that 15 years ago, but that appears to be "the Linux way".
Same thing a while ago with a piece of antique software - which actually is still actively maintained - called 'Kermit' (protocol to send files over a good ol' serial connection). Disappeared from Linux Debian and therefore Ubuntu and Mint after more than 30 years. Appeared again in newer distro's.folderol wrote: ↑Sat Sep 03, 2022 7:34 am Yes. We seem to be back to normal now. This sort of thing always makes me nervous. A few years ago, Yoshimi was taken off due to an error in FLTK. Even after that was corrected we were still off - for about 2 months overall, and I was jumping through hoops to try and find someone who could put this right.
Incidentally for several months now I've been trying to get some sense out of Wikipedia. The Yoshimi entry has several 'warnings' about our entry not being sufficiently objective or having independent verification - even after I pointed out that the article is completely factual, with links to the actual code along with the web page and advanced reference manual on both github and sourceforge
And that SnAFU with the 'M-Audio Keystation 49' (see recent topic here) because ALSA changed something in their naming convention. Why oh why? Sigh.
That makes me jealous of Windows users: if they get used to using certain software it will always work because their GUI doesn't change from GTK2 to GTK3 (Gnome3). I love the Calf plugins. But they use GTK2 and therefore don't show their GUI in every DAW like they are supposed to. I'm gonna have to forget about Calf and look for replacements with a good looking interface, in my opinion for nothing because there's nothing wrong with 'm.