Hi Some time ago I opened a bug concerning Gstreamer's useflags, which are handled completely unlogical at the moment. *every* package depending on the gstreamer multimediaframework brings it's own use flags for gstreamer-plugins, instead of putting the use flags centrally in the gstreamer package itself.
I know this has been discussed before on bugzilla and the lists, and I read through all discussions I found. I certainly don't want to waste any developer's time with this, but the current handling of this is unlogical and not "the gentoo way". I think that many users share my opinion here although some devs (foser e.g.) don't agree with this. https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=100872 and https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=84663 decribe the problem. So my proposal is putting UseFlags for additional GstreamerPlugins in the Gstreamerpackage and remove it in the packages depending on Gstreamer (totem for example). Benefits of this: * you have ONE place where you can decide what gstreamer plugins to install * you don't have 'wasted useflags'. It's not logical if I compile amarok without mad and still can use mad, cause another application already used this useflag... * you don't have to reemerge EVERY single application that has gstreamer useflags, when you want to install ONE additional gstreamerplugin, that's completely UNNECESSARY * people don't get confused when using xine and useflags doesn't have an impact. (mp3 doesn't work -> recompile amarok with xine and mad -> mp3 still doesn't work cause mad useflag doesn't influence xine) CONS: * you have to understand that you use gstreamer: when you want to have additional capabilities simple recompiling of amarok (p.e.) doesn't work, you have to recompile gstreamer or emerge -uDN world For me the PROS outweigh the CONS. What do you say? greetings and hoping that I don't annoy anyone with this mail fabian -- ... I want something good to die for To make it beautiful to live. I want a new mistake, lose is more than hesitate. Do you believe it in your head? - Queens of the Stone Age - "Go with the Flow" I prefer signed/encrypted Mail: Fingerprint: CFE8 38A7 0BC4 3CB0 E454 FA8D 04F9 B3B6 E02D 25BA -- email@example.com mailing list