On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 12:52 PM, Tony Houghton <h...@realh.co.uk> wrote:
>> You appear to want xine-lib-1.2, although I have no clue why you would
>> be confused about the trees.  To my knowledge, there is only one
>> available at: hg clone http://hg.debian.org/hg/xine-lib/xine-lib-1.2
> That's fine if you know what you're looking for, but the front page of
> xine's official site links to the top-level of hg.debian.org which
> contains getting on for 50 xine-lib branches. Including
> xine-lib-1.2-vdpau which is apparently being developed alongside
> xine-lib-1.2 despite your saying it was merged in.

Well, no..  I'll explain...  As you said, the top level repository
lists several tree's.  However, there are only two tree's for

Media player library back end (1.1; stable development branch)

Media player back end (1.2; unstable development branch)

Both clearly marked as 1.1 and 1.2.  There isn't any and hasn't been a
separate vdpau development tree for quite some time.  Any leftover
tree's now would simply point to one of the two listed above.  A quick
search of the changelog for xine-lib-1.2 reveals:

13 months ago Merge from 1.1; merge vdpau (with adjustments for 1.2).
changeset Darren Salt <li...@youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk> [Fri, 20 Nov
2009 03:46:10 +0000] rev 11335
Merge from 1.1; merge vdpau (with adjustments for 1.2).

Hopefully that takes care of any confusion you have.

>> It's simple to compile and again, something easily scriptable.  VDPAU
>> support in xine-lib-1.2 isn't flawless (depending on circumstances),
>> but it works great.  I'd definitely, and do, recommend it.
>> My advice would be you stop insisting on using debian sources for this
>> stuff.  Both VDR and xine-lib-1.2 are easily obtainable from their
>> original sources, compile easily, and no hassling with screwy debian
>> sources necessary.
> I use my HTPC for other stuff as well as VDR so I'd rather hack VDR to
> make it compatible with a (some would say "the") standard Linux distro
> than the other way round. Therefore I think the Debian packages'
> "screwiness" saves me a lot of hassle instead of adding to it.

There's no hassle involved by avoiding using debian sources.  If you
ever decide you would like to try it and see, I'll even help you with
a script that does it all automagically.

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