Am Samstag, den 23.01.2010, 16:12 +0100 schrieb Reinhard Tartler: > [ CC'ing Andrea as I'm not sure if you are actively reading our team > lists. I haven't seen you active since quite some time ] > > Hi folks, > > A few weeks ago, fabrice and I discussed dropping the -gui variant from > the mplayer package. Currently the situation is this: > > - mplayer-nogui ships a copy of mplayer that does not depend on X11 and > related libraries. It is the commongly used variant of mplayer > > - mplayer contains mplayer-gui, which is known to cause many problems > that are known to upstream but they are not interested in fixing > them. Have a look at the upstream archives and the bugs filed in > launchpad against this > > - the 'mplayer' package ships a .desktop file with mime-type > associations, which makes people use mplayer-gui from filemanagers > like nautilus and become the impression that mplayer-gui was actually > supposed to work. > > - there are various other really great 3rd party frontends for mplayer, > smplayer seems to be most popular, but there are also others like > kmplayer that work much better than the original mplayer-gui variant. > > fabrice_sp and I discussed the possibility of dropping the mplayer-gui > variant and ship non-X11 version of mplayer only. If nobody objects, I > intend to merge the mplayer-nogui into the mplayer package, and provide > the nongui variant only. The next upload will probably close a large > amount of bugs in launchpad then. > > If someone thinks that this was a bad idea, now would be a great time to > speak up!
I am against dropping gmplayer (the gui for mplayer). The package names can be improved. Here are my suggestions: * mplayer should ship the previous mplayer-nogui package. * gmplayer should ship the gmplayer binary (previous mplayer package) -- Benjamin Drung Ubuntu Developer (www.ubuntu.com) | Debian Maintainer (www.debian.org)
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