Proposal: include Brasero by default

Wouter Stomp wouterstomp at
Sun Jan 6 15:16:38 UTC 2008

Hello all,

I would like to propose including Brasero in the default Ubuntu
installation. Brasero is an application to burn CD/DVD's for the Gnome
Desktop. It is designed to be as simple as possible and has some
unique features to enable users to create their discs easily and
quickly. Brasero is actively being developed and is maintained in
Ubuntu by one of its developers, Luis Medinas.

Currently Ubuntu relies on nautilus-cd-burner and serpentine for
cd/dvd burning. Both are nice and simple programs, but both N-c-b and
serpentine have several limitations that Brasero does not have which
are listed below:

Nautilus cd burner:
- Lack of multisession support!
- Does not inhibit Gnome Power Manager from suspending while burning
- Doesn't do on the fly burning (dvd to dvd or disk to dvd), severly
limiting burning possibilities when low on disk space (a situation in
which you might want to move files to cd/dvd)
- Does not show the amount of space left
- Does not show the progress while burning
- Has no option to verify burned cd
- Can't copy/write video DVDs
- Has no option to erase cdrw's withouth burning new content to them

- Doesn't do on the fly writing (mp3/ogg to wav conversion)
- Doesn't detect the size of the inserted disc
- Has several open bugs on program crashes, both on launchpad and in
gnome bugzilla
- Lacks audio track preview
- Doesn't support cue files

Additionally, Brasero has features such as automatic filtering for
unwanted files, beagle file search (tracker support planned) and
saving/loading of projects, allowing them to be burned later.

It would be good to provide users one common interface to burn cd's.
Brasero is already in the main repository and installed and tested by
many users, so it should not be a problem to include it on the cd. Of
the other distro's, opensuse already ships it. Therefore, I would like
to propose including it by default in Hardy.



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