Bug#426694: GStreamer GnomeVFS plugin fails to recognize extra protocols

Loïc Minier lool at dooz.org
Thu May 31 08:44:16 UTC 2007

On Thu, May 31, 2007, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> This looks like a design flaw. The only way to make it work correctly is
> to make gstreamer0.10-gnomevfs depend on libgnomevfs2-extra. We should
> also try to make this registry system-wide in the future, so that we can
> trigger a rebuild.

 No, it was system-wide in the past already; this was removed in favor
 of per-user registry.  I don't know the rationale for the change, but I
 imagine it's due to being able to install plugins in ~/ and to set the

> Today it's a problem for HTTP, tomorrow it will be for DNS-SD which is
> getting more and more widespread, and whatnot. Where do we set the line?

 We could set the line at usefulness in the default desktop.  I think
 it's a good goal to provide out of the box support for HTTP in GnomeVFS
 if you look at the number of consumers (viewers launched by browsers to
 handle remote http:// files, music players to play remote playlists or
 web radios, applets pulling remote information, it's really aplenty).

 I don't know of any app using GnomeVFS' DNS-SD support, but then I
 don't use it either.

Loïc Minier

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