Alpha software and 9.10

Alessandro Ghersi alessandro-ghersi at
Tue Sep 29 20:45:04 BST 2009

In data martedì 29 settembre 2009 09:30:31 PM, Jonathan Thomas ha scritto:
: > Hello,
> It has come to my attention that two pieces of software that we had assumed
> would have stable releases by now have now. We need to decide what the best
> decision would be to handle this situation.
> Kaffiene, which has replaced Dragon Player as the default media player, is
> currently at  1.0 prerelease 1. A second pre-release has been released by
> Kaffeine (and needs sponsorship if a core-dev feels generous) but is still
> very much an alpha. It should be said that there is a not-uncommon startup-
> crasher that Kaffeine currently has[1]. Dragon Player, by contrast, is much
> more stable and has complete KDE support for bug fixes. I cannot advocate
>  the default inclusion of Kaffeine in the state it's currently in.
> K3b I'm a bit less dead-set about. Currently it is at 1.66 (alpha 2 of 2.0
>  I guess) and from what I and a few others have seen, burns things quite
>  fine. There have been a few crash reports against the KDE4 version[2] (I
>  count 4) Upstream also seems to have died after alpha 2 was released,
>  which was almost 4 months ago[3]. Do we want to revert to a KDE3 version?
>  Harald Sitter and I agreed that polling our userbase in regards to this
>  would be a good idea, but we also both lamented that we don't really have
>  a good way to go about this...
> Anyway, in my opinion Kaffeine should at the least not be part of the
>  default installation. I'm still thinking about my opinion on K3b, but if
>  we want to take care of this at all, we really need to do so soon.
> Take care,
> Jonathan Thomas, your emergency backup Jonathan.
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]

I used Kaffeine and my opinion is it's not ready for daily use.
My question and the question of many many Kubuntu users is:
why not Vlc? It's too big to insert it on CD ?


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