[Freewx-maint] Bug#588104: Any news?

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Wed Jun 6 12:43:53 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jun 05, 2012 at 12:14:10PM +0200, Fabrice Coutadeur wrote:
> Actually, this is not true anymore, as I uploaded a version of
> DVDStyler to Ubuntu that is not depending on mjpegtools anymore and is
> working fine (I am taking care of DVDStyler in Ubuntu, by the way).

Ah, I'd missed this development.

> I can't see where in the bug report, the ITP for DVDStyler is still
> marked as blocked: could you give me some pointers?

Hmm, I'm sure I checked it was blocked, but you're right it isn't.  I
guess I must have misread 588140 as 515850.  It was getting late when
I wrote that mail...

Anyway, thanks for pointing out my error.

> > The wx media player module appears to be unmaintained upstream, and the
> > current implementation of low quality.  If we are actually blocking
> > something useful that would otherwise be in Debian, then that's one thing,
> Actually, A lot of people are finding DVDStyler useful, so could you
> please elaborate a bit more on that sentence?

I just meant that we need a genuine reason to reenable mediactrl (not
because some prebuilt version of wxruby needs its symbols defined, and
not because someone or something hypothetically might use it).  I wasn't
passing comment on dvdstyler (I've never looked at it).

I had a quick look at the patch, which looks plausible.  There's no
need to patch debian/control though, as that's a generated file.

I guess as Julian suggests, we should have a separate -dev package for
this too.

With this split, does wxpython now need the mediactrl package installed?
If so, it would be good if we could work out a way to avoid that.


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