Prepare for freedb.org shutdown on 31st March 2020.
@cethyel, great you thought about that. 👍
I already talked with Slavek about possible alternatives, but back then, it seems there was no direct mirror of the freedb database. The question would be, if the freac project intents to maintain that server only temporary or permanently.
I think as long as the new db is maintained, it makes sense to switch to it. If later in future it disappers, we can think about it when it happens.
It seems that the name
freedb.freac.org could act as a maintained alias referring to a working freedb server:
$ host freedb.freac.org freedb.freac.org is an alias for freedb.dbpoweramp.com. freedb.dbpoweramp.com has address 126.96.36.199
freedb.freac.org seems like a good idea.
In any case, for reference, freedb.freedb.org occurrences appear in:
It seems freedb.freac.org:8880 is not available while freedb.freedb.org:8880 is still accessible. Perhaps we need to delay the switch??
Also I found this:
which suggests this other website
This is working and has been there for at least 3 or 4 years, so it seems reliable.
According to this statement http://www.freedb.org/en/
Continuation of the free database guaranteed With the acquisition of the www.freedb.org domain MAGIX also takes on all duties regarding the worldwide freedb community:
We might not have to change nothing, let's wait and test this functionality later.
If the issue is closed, I'll probably forget about. @MicheleC will you remember to give this a test, let's say, next week?
Ok, let's keep this issue open, as a reminder. Otherwise we will surely forget sooner or later 😉
Reminder: What Greg quoted was something I believed first too. But after searching a bit and learned about history I learned, this message about Magix is very old and in fact, Magix bought out freedb back in 2006. So this should be not relevant. They provided freedb since then - Well, until now, it seems.
I think it's better to let this issue open too.
Although the service on the original
freedb.org is still functional, I am somewhat restless. We want to rely on the original intention being canceled? Or would we rather change the address to
uhm... if freedb.org is still functional, let's keep it unchanged for the time being. If one day it stops working, we can switch to gnudb.org.
we don't know if gnudb is more or less updated compared to freedb, but freedb has been there for long time, so it should be naturally more known and so more updated.
The closing didn't happem It seems, so as long as freedb.org is working (and there are no users blowing the horn for help 😌 ), I don't feel the urge...
Deleting a branch is permanent. It CANNOT be undone. Continue?