xmms into universe?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Wed May 16 10:27:53 UTC 2007

On Tue, May 15, 2007 at 10:07:59PM +0200, Jan Claeys wrote:
> Op dinsdag 15-05-2007 om 10:47 uur [tijdzone +0100], schreef Matt
> Zimmerman:
> > 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...)

I didn't realize that XMMS and Beep plugins were interchangeable.  Doing
this in FLAC would require moving beep-media-player to main, but it would be
worth talking to Beep and FLAC upstreams to see if they would be interested
in moving the plugin to the Beep tree.

 - mdz

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