A little help please!

Bob Cortez rjcortez at gmail.com
Wed May 2 01:08:10 UTC 2007

On 5/1/07, Tommy Trussell <tommy.trussell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/30/07, Bob Cortez <rjcortez at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Now compare that to Automatix or either of the major proprietary OS's
> > setting up to play an encrypted DVD.  Why haven't the best and the
> > brightest Ubuntu developers come up with a comparable solution?  Is it
> > because they can't, won't or don't care?
> >
> > If we are really interested in getting Ubuntu into the mainstream, we
> > have a long way to go for the 'average' computer user who expects to
> > just insert a CD/DVD and  have it play.
> It has to do with licensing issues. If you read the documentation
> carefully, you can see that you may be breaking the law as you install
> DVD software on your system, for example.

I understand why the codecs can't be installed by default, however
that doesn't explain why the process of adding them has to be so
difficult, the documentation so convoluted and the process hit and
miss at best.

Why can't the Ubuntu team work with automatix to  help develop a
package that doesn't break the upgrade process?  Even just making the
documentation clearer and in one location that doesn't require going
to several different sites for instructions would be a step in the
right direction.


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