Kubuntu Restricted Extras
chris at deadhand.com
Sun Jun 10 13:32:39 BST 2007
Am Sonntag 10 Juni 2007 14:06 schrieb Harald Sitter:
> On Sunday 10 June 2007 09:13:12 Sarah Hobbs wrote:
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kubuntu-meta/+bug/78568
> > Hi all,
> > There's a wishlist bug above, which is a good idea, and not hard to
> > implement.
> > Currently, the proposed apps to go into kubuntu-restricted-extras, are:
> > * libxine1-plugins (libxine1-ffmpeg replaces libxine-extracodecs, and
> > is a dependancy of libxine1-plugins)
> > * flashplugin-nonfree
> > * sun-java6-plugin
> > * libdvdread3
> I'm not entirely sure whether msttcorefonts should also be part of it. On
> the one hand it would increase interoperability with Windows systems, but
> on the other hand users might start using MS fonts as the default ones ...
> which makes at least me feel uncomfortable.
> > This is what ubuntu-restricted-extras depends on:
> > Depends: gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly
> > Depends: gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse
> > Depends: msttcorefonts
> > Depends: flashplugin-nonfree
> > Depends: sun-java6-plugin
> > What else would we want to go into the kubuntu-restricted-extras
> > package? All of the packages need to be in the ubuntu archive, whether
> > main/restricted/universe/multiverse.
> > Possibly some form of lame/liblame?
> What for? I thought we want encourage people to use OGG-Vorbis, and since
> playback possability of MP3 is provided by libxine1-ffmpeg most users might
> already be happy with including this.
Sad truth is that to many users Ogg Vorbis is of little use because their
mobile mp3 players / media devices at home and so on won't play it.
Ogg Vorbis should be the prefered method for creating new audio tracks in
Kubuntu, but definitely not the only one that's easily accessible.
The idea of this extra package obviously is to give users easier access to
those restricted (and therefor not favored) formats that they may want or
need - in addition to those free alternatives that are installed by default.
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