Hi, Reinhard Tartler escribió: >>> 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).
Why keeping a package that upstream is not maintaining? > I guess the 'normal' upgrade path would remove gmplayer by default and > have users explicitly install the package, right? IMHO, the upgrade should keep some gui installed: so perhaps we should have a recommends, or suggest, on smplayer in mplayer package, so the upgrade path would be: - mplayer -> smplayer - mplayer-nogui -> mplayer ? Not sure it's a good idea to actually have the same package name with different content, and a strange upgrade path I think we should avoid "I don't have a mplayer gui anymore" bug reports. My 2 cents, Fabrice _______________________________________________ pkg-multimedia-maintainers mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-multimedia-maintainers