seed changes in quantal

David Edmundson david at
Sat Jun 23 10:19:35 UTC 2012

On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 8:19 AM, Steve Riley <steve at> wrote:
> On 2012-06-23 09:01:51 Harald Sitter <apachelogger at> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 8:42 AM, Steve Riley <steve at> wrote:
>> > On 2012-06-22 11:28:30 Jonathan Riddell <jriddell at> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Some seed changes I've made:
>> >> kamoso - requested at UDS and equates to cheese on ubuntu
>> >> kopete -> kde-telepathy - it's maintained
>> >
>> > Both Kamoso and KDE-Telepathy have hard dependencies on GStreamer. Is this
>> > because they can't work with Phonon, and thus not handle alternate
>> > backends?
Our backend libraries are very tied into gstreamer. Telepathy video
uses farstream, farstream uses GStreamer. Using anything other than
GStreamer would involve rewriting so much stuff on the lower levels
that it would be highly impractical.

KTp does however use phonon to read settings such as which webcam to
use etc, trying to integrate where possible.

>> So does qtwebkit/rekonq :P
> Well, when I switched Phonon's backend from GStreamer to VLC, I was able to
> purge almost everything GStreamer-related, except for two libgstreamer files
> which are, you're right, dependencies of qtwebkit.
> Kamoso wants to bring in the full set of "base" and "good" GStreamer plugins,
> along with other GNOME-ish stuff like bits of glib-networking, gsettings,
> gnome-keyring libs.
> Actually, KTP wants do the same thing. So it would seem like these aren't
> "pure" KDE packages :)
glib-networking, gsettings etc have glib dependencies not gnome or
even GTK ones. Even Qt depends on glib.
"pure KDE" should relate only to the user experience.

KTp does not use gnome-keyring since 0.2.


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