[Freewx-maint] Bug#722687: wxwidgets2.8: wx.media missing

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Thu Nov 21 22:56:31 UTC 2013

On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 11:03:35AM +0000, Russel Winder wrote:
> Given the offence that including this is the Debian package caused
> shouldn't there be a special package with it in for those who actually
> want it?

There is for the C++ parts, but Fabrice just disabled the Python parts
(I don't know why he chose to do that, and he hasn't responded to being
Cc-ed on this bug).

> Debian packages such as whyteboard install fine but fail due to the:
> 	import wx.media
> but there is no package to depend on that provides this, at least as far
> as I (and I guess the whyteboard packager) can tell. 

You say "such as whyteboard" - what other packages fail in this way?

With older Debian packages of wxwidgets2.8, "import wx.media" didn't
result in an error, but it didn't actually do anything useful, as
wxMediaCtrl wasn't enabled in the C++ library.

According to #725711, just commenting out "import wx.media" in
whyteboard works, so I'd suggest doing that - it should return
whyteboard to where it was before wxMediaCtrl was enabled.

As for creating a separate package for wx.media, that isn't something
I'm personally planning to work on - I've already got too much
wx-related packaging work on my plate with the migration to wx 3.0.

If somebody provides a sane patch to do that for wxPython 3 (once that's
out and packaged), I'd be happy to apply it.


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