Jonathan Thomas echidnaman at
Wed Jul 4 12:50:02 UTC 2012

Oh, I thought you said "what happens when" instead of "what happens
with". Apparently not all my neurons have fired this morning. ;-)

Anyways, Amarok and Dragon are a bit different than the stuff
currently using KNH's restricted install, since they use GStreamer.
When GStreamer runs into a codec it can't play, it runs a helper
executable to find the codecs. We use the alternatives system to
provide the qapt gstreamer codec-finder, which does that for us.

On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 8:46 AM, Jonathan Thomas <echidnaman at> wrote:
> They make a DBus call on org.kubuntu.restrictedInstall that the
> kubuntu-notification-helper KDE Daemon listens on. KNH has several
> "groups" of restricted packages (Flash, multimedia, screensavers, and
> kopete gcall stuff). KNH looks at the package that the program has
> requested for installation, and offers to install the related group by
> the systray applet/knotify.
> On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 7:58 AM, Jonathan Riddell <jriddell at> wrote:
>> Some neurons have failed to reconnect I think. What happened to the restrictedInstall patches in amarok and dragon that get kubuntu-notification-helper to pop up a systray applet to get users to install mp3 support and whatnot.
>> Jonathan
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