xmms into universe?

Jan Claeys lists at janc.be
Tue May 15 20:07:59 UTC 2007

Op dinsdag 15-05-2007 om 10:47 uur [tijdzone +0100], schreef Matt
> > It is in main due to build-deps in "flac" and "kdeutils".  "flac" 
> > produces "xmms-flac" which is in universe, and "kdeutils" produces 
> > "superkaramba" which is in universe, and just uses xmms-dev as an option 
> > feature.
> > 
> > Additionally, when xmms is no longer in main, the only package still 
> > keeping gtk1.2 in main will be "evms-gui", if I'm reading correctly.
> > 
> > So, I'd like to propose the following changes:
> > - remove the "xmms-flac" package from "flac" (as well as the "xmms-dev" 
> >   build-dep).
> It is unfortunate to have to cripple xmms simply for the sake of moving it
> to universe.  The ideal way to fix this would be to move the XMMS FLAC
> plugin to the XMMS tree, where most other XMMS plugins are maintained, but
> without an upstream, this isn't going to happen.

Considering that:
      * there are at least two GTK2-based XMMS-derivatives
        ('beep-media-player' & 'audacious')
      * FLAC does have an upstream

... isn't it possible to change the FLAC dependency on XMMS to a
dependency on/from "Beep" (or Audacious?) and get that patch accepted
upstream (in either FLAC, Beep or Audacious)?

(The XMMS plugin is also the Beep plugin now...)

Jan Claeys

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