[ubuntu/precise] xine-lib 1.1.19-3.1ubuntu1 (Accepted)

Felix Geyer debfx at ubuntu.com
Mon Oct 31 09:44:09 UTC 2011

On 31.10.2011 07:39, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> We are talking about these source packages:
> - vcdimager
> - libdvdnav
> - libdvdread
> - libfaad
> and possibly graphicsmagick for graphicsmagick-libmagick-dev-compat.
> TBH, I don't believe that we manage to promote all of these to main in
> one cycle, unless we have other packages that would benefit from these
> as well (gstreamer?).
> What I'd propose to investigate to see if we could possibly demote
> xine-lib to universe. Currently, as far as I read the germinate output,
> the 'only' packages that drag in xine-lib are the source packages
> 'kde-runtime', 'kaffeine', which build-depend on 'libxine1-dev'.
> As the kubuntu team is already copied with this e-mail thread, I'd be
> interested in hearing your opinions on xine. In my book, xine has almost
> stalled¹ development wise upstream, is defacto orphaned² in debian, and
> doesn't receive nearly the attention in ubuntu that it would
> require³. Therefore, I'm wondering if it wouldn't be a worthwhile goal
> to either not ship it in main for the next LTS, or to decide to
> *considerably* invest kubuntu-devel resources in getting xine-lib into
> reasonably good shape.
> Perhaps you could schedule a session at UDS-P for that? If you do,
> please try to catch me on irc about when, maybe I can participate via
> voip or something.

I'll drop the kde-config-phonon-xine package and remove libxine1-dev from
kde-runtime build-deps since we don't support the phonon xine backend

I wouldn't be opposed to demoting kaffeine if it's the last package that keeps
xine-lib in main. We only ship kaffeine on the Kubuntu dvd and most users
probably install vlc anyway.


More information about the kubuntu-devel mailing list