ANNOUNCEMENT: Resumed maintenance of mikmod and libmikmod
To whom it may concern,
libmikmod is a portable and open-source (LGPLed) library for playing various common formats of Module files, including MOD, S3M, XM, and IT. mikmod is a Curses-based front-end for it, freely available under the GPL. Shlomi Fish would like to announce that he resumed maintenance of libmikmod and mikmod, after many years of lack of maintenance, after getting approval from Raphaël Assénat (raphnet), the previous maintainer.
So far, libmikmod-3.2.0-beta3 has been released with some older changes that lingered in the old version control repository, as well as several important fixes for security bugs taken from the downstream Mageia Linux package. The version control repository was converted from CVS to Mercurial, and more development is expected.
Plans for the future include releasing a stable libmikmod-3.2.0 and afterwards converting the build system from GNU Autotools to CMake, and then looking into fixing more bugs as they are encountered and implementing new features.
The old MikMod homepage ( http://mikmod.raphnet.net/ ) now redirects to the new one at http://mikmod.shlomifish.org/ where new development will take place (some parts of it still need to be updated, but it should already be usable).
Any contribution including testing, reporting bug fixes, contributing changes (as patches or as clones of the repository), or suggesting new features, will be appreciated.
For more information about module files see the wikipedia entry for “Module file”, and the FAQ for alt.binaries.sounds.mods (which was last updated in 1999). </a>