[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#830624: ITP: xplayer -- Simple media player based on GStreamer.

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Sun Jul 10 07:55:27 UTC 2016

Quoting John Paul Adrian Glaubitz (2016-07-10 08:59:59)
> On 07/10/2016 08:39 AM, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
> > I found 
> > http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2016/02/the-first-two-x-apps-are-ready/, 
> > which makes things clearer. This seems to be a cross-desktop (Mate, 
> > Cinnamon... XFCE?) project to provide some core apps. Which we 
> > wouldn't end up with multiple forks of the same stuff, and that 
> > addresses my concerns.
> Yep, same concern here. I'm on the MATE packaging team and I am 
> strongly against packaging any of these X apps. They don't bring any 
> benefit really, any of the existing applications they are forking run 
> perfectly fine on any desktop that Debian offers.
> I also fear additional work load for the security team if multiple 
> instances of the same media player have to be taken care of.

I don't follow how it is "same concern": As I understand the blog post, 
the very purpose of X-Apps is to be desktop-agnostic.  Do you consider 
pluma well suited as a desktop-agnostic editor? It currently links 
against libmate-desktop-2-17 and mate-desktop-common which seems not 
agnostic to me.

I agree that if there are no real difference between programs tied to 
specific desktops and not tied to specific desktops, then we should 
maintain only one of them - but in my opinion it then makes better 
sense to maintain those *not* tied to MATE or any other desktop.

 - Jonas

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