Bug#523842: I'd rather remove gmplayer from the mplayer package

Reinhard Tartler siretart at tauware.de
Tue Apr 21 11:23:48 BST 2009

CC'ing mplayer-dev-eng for input.

Context: We are currently discussing here the debian package of
mplayer. The question is about mplayer-gui/gmpayer. Currently both gui
and non-gui versions are shipped in the same package. Should the gui
version of mplayer be included in the debian package at all, or only in
a seperate package?

Cesare Tirabassi <norsetto at ubuntu.com> writes:

> With the current status of the gui as shipped by mplayer upstream (old,
> buggy and unmaintained, mplayer upstream is actually recommending it to
> not be distributed) and with the excellent standalone gui's we have
> today (smplayer, kmplayer, gnome-mplayer, etc.) it really doesn't make
> any sense to have the gui included in the mplayer package.
> Instead of adding an mplayer-nogui package I think that it would really
> makes sense to remove the gui from the mplayer package and, if really
> deemed necessary, have an mplayer-gui (or gmplayer) package which
> includes the deprecated gui.

I think this is an interesting point.

Diego, Andrea, how do you feel about that? We could save quite some
depenendencies from the mplayer package by just dropping

Is the state of mplayer-gui/gmplayer really that bad as Cesare suggests?

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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