honest ubuntu roadmap (Re: [hoary] Array CD 7/6 bugs

Jerome Gotangco jgotangco at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 03:33:52 UTC 2005

If that's the case, the Docteam can help on this, explain further why
we cannot put such third-party stuff for legal reasons and give
alternatives instead so we can still focus on the goals of Ubuntu as a
distribution. Although I just joined the Docteam just recently, your
post just reminded me to check on such matters. Thanks.


On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 04:24:21 +0100, Philippe Landau <lists at mailry.net> wrote:
> >>
> >>installing very popular prorietary codecs and players
> >>is still more complicated then just downloading
> >>an additional script/installer.
> >>so the multimedia capabilities remain largely untested and buggy.
> >
> > Unfortunately, WMV streams cannot be played in Ubuntu without the addition
> > of third-party or otherwise unsupported software.  We are aware of this
> > problem, but unfortunately there is little to be done about it.
> >
> > If you can justify your claim that multimedia capabilities in general are
> > not working well, please provide an example using only supported software.
> non-free movie playback is essential for simple users.
> examples are provided on this mailinglist on a regular basis.
> canonical just chooses to consistently answer with
> "not allowed to do it,
> not allowed to look into it."


Jerome Gotangco

Ubuntu Local Community (LoCo) Philippine Team

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