ubuntu at kitterman.com
Thu Sep 29 11:44:01 UTC 2011
On Thursday, September 29, 2011 02:30:00 PM Jaromil wrote:
> dear Ubuntu MOTU developers,
> Among other projects, I'm the current (upstream) maintainer of the
> frei0r plugin collection and I'm doing my best to follow the correct
> integration of new versions of our plugins inside distributions,
> especially Ubuntu and Debian.
> I'm packaging frei0r plugins for Ubuntu https://launchpad.net/frei0r
> and I've noticed that in oneiric the package providing frei0r is now:
> http://packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/gnome-video-effects-frei0r funny
> enough, the frei0r-plugins dependency on that page points to a 404
> http://packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/frei0r-plugins while following the
> links of your package, I've arrived to this page
> http://live.gnome.org/GnomeVideoEffects where it seems to me that the
> effects applied on the face of Nicolas Christener are coming from
I think this is not quite correct.
> From the code I also learn that the gnome-video-effect project is
> aiming to apply a descriptive meta-layer on plugins from gstreamer,
> while I don't exactly know where the frei0r plugins are in all
> this. Despite we are talking about DLO plugins, most applications
> using them are forced to include a collection in their own source.
> My reason to write you this mail is double: to understand what is
> happening to our plugins in Ubuntu and to understand how we can
> provide users the correct instructions to install frei0r plugins
> (which are a dependency to many video editing and manipulation
> so now my questions to you:
> - are you really including frei0r plugins as stated on the ubuntu
> oneiric package? do you know anyone I can contact to solve our
> package dependency? I tried hard on launchpad, but I'm getting
> - If frei0r plugins are going to be included as a package in Ubuntu,
> can they please be included with a reference to the upstream
> source? it is http://frei0r.dyne.org (and not gstreamer) and the
> website is a good resource of information for users and developers
> thanks for your attention to details, kind regards
If you look at http://packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/frei0r-plugins you'll see
the information about the current binary package we are shipping in Ubuntu.
It is built from a source package names frei0r.
It lists the project home page as http://www.piksel.org/frei0r and not
gstreamer. Ubuntu gets it's frei0r package unmodified from Debian (we are a
Debian derivative), so I would encourage you to contact the Debian maintainer
(Luca Bigliardi <shammash at artha.org>) about updating the homepage information.
The http://packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/gnome-video-effects-frei0r package you
referred to is a Gnome frei0r wrapper that depends on frei0r-plugins. It
doesn't replace it. I don't know why
http://packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/frei0r-plugins was 404 for you, but it
works here just fine.
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