Automatix Team-Ubuntu Developer Collaboration
jb7852 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 23:06:51 UTC 2007
I have updated the wiki page adding information on how to handle proprietary
software, I will also add to it changes that need to be made to the
There are still three things which need to be implemented or improved in
Common Customizations. The first is improved multimedia support, for example
dvd playback using totem-xine instead of gstreamer. The second is the
installation of illegal software like libdvdcss and w32/w64codecs. Last is
the installation of proprietary software, not only on i386 but on AMD64 as
I will be attending UDS-Boston to further discuss how these three problems
can be solved.
On 10/8/07, Matthew East <mdke at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> On 08/10/2007, Jared B. <jb7852 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Many people have been asking us, members of the Automatix Team, for a
> > time to collaborate with the Ubuntu Developers. We have decided that
> > need to change. So starting with the Hardy development cycle, we hope
> > start working with the Ubuntu Developers to improve both Ubuntu and
> > Automatix.
> I think this displays a positive attitude.
> > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Automatix/Ubuntu_Team_Collaboration
> The specification basically seems to be very similar to an existing
> one - https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/common-customizations (which
> also includes an analysis of automatix and other scripts).
> That specification is marked as "Implemented" for the feisty release.
> As you probably know Ubuntu now includes a number of easier ways to
> install commonly requested programs. However, not all of the items
> discussed in the spec appear to be implemented. An example is the one
> you give in your spec, DVD playback.
> It's very important for you to identify specific programs which are
> still not well supported by Ubuntu, so that these can be considered in
> the same way as the common-customizations spec was done.
> Good luck!
> Matthew East
> gnupg pub 1024D/0E6B06FF
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