[ubuntu/precise] xine-lib 1.1.19-3.1ubuntu1 (Accepted)

Reinhard Tartler siretart at ubuntu.com
Tue Nov 15 05:56:03 UTC 2011

On Mo, Okt 31, 2011 at 10:44:09 (CET), Felix Geyer wrote:

> On 31.10.2011 07:39, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>> We are talking about these source packages:
>> - vcdimager
>> - libdvdnav
>> - libdvdread
>> - libfaad
>> and possibly graphicsmagick for graphicsmagick-libmagick-dev-compat.
>> TBH, I don't believe that we manage to promote all of these to main in
>> one cycle, unless we have other packages that would benefit from these
>> as well (gstreamer?).
>> What I'd propose to investigate to see if we could possibly demote
>> xine-lib to universe. Currently, as far as I read the germinate output,
>> the 'only' packages that drag in xine-lib are the source packages
>> 'kde-runtime', 'kaffeine', which build-depend on 'libxine1-dev'.
>> As the kubuntu team is already copied with this e-mail thread, I'd be
>> interested in hearing your opinions on xine. In my book, xine has almost
>> stalled¹ development wise upstream, is defacto orphaned² in debian, and
>> doesn't receive nearly the attention in ubuntu that it would
>> require³. Therefore, I'm wondering if it wouldn't be a worthwhile goal
>> to either not ship it in main for the next LTS, or to decide to
>> *considerably* invest kubuntu-devel resources in getting xine-lib into
>> reasonably good shape.
>> Perhaps you could schedule a session at UDS-P for that? If you do,
>> please try to catch me on irc about when, maybe I can participate via
>> voip or something.
> I'll drop the kde-config-phonon-xine package and remove libxine1-dev from
> kde-runtime build-deps since we don't support the phonon xine backend
> anymore.

Yeah, that sounds like a good idea. I guess this will allow us to close
a number of bugs in both packages.

> I wouldn't be opposed to demoting kaffeine if it's the last package that keeps
> xine-lib in main. We only ship kaffeine on the Kubuntu dvd and most users
> probably install vlc anyway.

I guess that was enough time for people to object to this change. Shall
we now proceed with demoting both kaffeine and xine-lib, or did I
overlook some important detail?


Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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