Package name: plait
Upstream Author: Stephen Jungels
Language(s): Bourne Shell and Awk
Description: Plait (pronounced "play") is a command-line jukebox and music player
front end. It understands brief, easy to type queries that pick a
single song, mix queries that combine works from multiple artists,
stream queries that find Shoutcast radio streams, and everything in
A variety of filters are available to pick just the music you want
to hear. In order to actually play the music it finds, Plait
automatically hands off a play list to one of the supported music
players (or you can use it manually with any player that supports
An upload to mentors.debian.org is in the works. If you install it, try 'plait -s goonshow' ;-) .
I am a newcomer to Debian maintainership. Plait appears to be relatively straightforward to package and so should be good for starting the journey.
I've contacted Stephen Jungels (the upstream author) and while Plait is not being actively developed at the moment, he is willing to consider bug fixes and feature requests.
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