Proposal: include Brasero by default

Evan eapache at
Sun Jan 6 20:11:17 UTC 2008

It already ships with Xubuntu, and I quite like it. I second this motion.

The only thing that needs to be changed is that it needs to depend on cdrdao
or else certain functions crash. I'm not sure why this isn't already a

On Jan 6, 2008 10:16 AM, Wouter Stomp <wouterstomp at> wrote:

> 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
> Serpentine:
> - 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.
> Cheers,
> Wouter
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