Kaffeine 1.0 and Kubuntu
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Wed Jul 21 20:27:20 BST 2010
On Wednesday, July 21, 2010 03:15:39 pm Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 19:59:34 (CEST), Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > On Wednesday, July 21, 2010 12:40:24 pm Jonathan Thomas wrote:
> >> On Wed 21 Jul 2010 12:32:59 pm Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> >> > On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 17:59:04 (CEST), Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> >> > > smplayer almost certainly not, mplayer has licencing isues which
> >> > > prevent it being on the CD.
> >> >
> >> > Could you please elaborate on these licensing issues? The package is
> >> > in universe and licensed under GPL. As maintainer of the package in
> >> > debian and upstream contributor, I'm really curious to learn about
> >> > your licensing concerns of mplayer.
> >> It looks like it is and has always been in multiverse:
> >> https://edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mplayer
> >> It also depends on libmp3lame0, which is in multiverse. (Not sure if
> >> that's the sole reason for its residence in multiverse or not)
> I believe this is an error, but didn't find the time to overwork the
> debian/copyright files and request their promotion. They are all GPL
> licensed packages that should be perfectly acceptable license-wise for
> That was btw the main reason I've asked for your concerns. I understand
> that there are actually none.
> > Beyond that, even if the non-free depends could be dropped there is also:
> > libavcodec cannot be shipped on CDs (c.f. Ubuntu technical board
> > resolution 2007-01-02)
> I suspected that, but this has nothing to do with software licenses.
> AFAIUI, vlc loads libavcodec.so at runtime via
> /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/codec/libavcodec_plugin.so, similar to xine which
> kubuntu currently uses. The major difference is that for xine, the
> 'avcodec' plugin is in the package 'libxine1-ffmpeg', which is
> blacklisted on the CDs as well. I'm pretty sure that something similar
> could be arranged for vlc as well. We haven't done that yet because
> there is (was) no technical necessity for this.
> All in all, this all sounds like a realistically solvable problem to me.
So I guess the next question would be do we want it? We're going to have a
Kubuntu meeting soon (Riddell is supposed to schedule it) and media player
selection will be an item on the list.
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