[Abcde-users] How to Contribute?

Chris Ruddy chris.ruddy at gmail.com
Thu Mar 28 13:37:16 GMT 2024

I was able to `git clone https://git.einval.com/git/abcde.git` just fine, but I don't know how to create a PR, if that's allowed. In addition to the one-track fix I posted above, I have a number of improvements on my local copy:
   * Display the year of each CDDB match
   * Automatically select match 1, if there is only 1
   * Always edit the match
   * Use `open` instead of `display` on macOS to preview album art

Unfortunately, most of the letters are taken for option flags.

I'm also working on a "box set" OUTPUTFORMAT, and might tackle displaying all album art options and letting you pick one.

abcde is a great piece of software that has saved me a lot of time ripping my CDs. I'd be happy to give some of that time back.


On 2024-03-28 9:15, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 28, 2024 at 08:32:31AM -0400, Anthony Carrico wrote:
>> On 3/27/24 22:55, Chris Ruddy wrote:
>>> Hi, I just started using abcde to rip my CD collection to flac and have
>>> been quite happy with it. I'd like to contribute improvements and bug
>>> fixes. How do I do that?
>>> My first bug fix is to fix the bug in abcde-musicbrainz-tool that
>>> prevents it from working when the CD only has one track. ...
>> This is already fixed here:
>>   https://github.com/glanois/abcde/pull/4
>> So you may want to use that fork.
>> I agree that it would be nice to get the current fixes upstream, but seems to
>> be offline currently:
>>   https://git.einval.com/git/abcde.git
> https://git.einval.com/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi?p=abcde.git
> is working just fine, and that's the only published URL IIRC? The
> other URL has never been a thing before, but I've just added a
> redirect now.
>> It would be nice to get the fix(es) into distributions. This one references
>> the fork:
>>   https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/pull/278150
>> README says:
>>   Steve McIntyre <93sam at debian.org>
>>   Andrew Strong <andrew.david.strong at gmail.com>
>>   abcde was originally created by Robert Woodcock <rcw at debian.org>
>> I've Cc the two maintainers, to see if they are still active.
>> At least this list seems to be working!
> Apologies, life's been really busy. Yes, we're well overdue a new
> release to roll up some of the bugfixes.

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