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

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz glaubitz at physik.fu-berlin.de
Sun Jul 10 08:26:54 UTC 2016

On 07/10/2016 09:55 AM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> 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 didn't claim that Pluma is desktop-agnostic, I just said it runs just
fine on any of the desktops that Debian offers.

And I'm not sure how any of the X apps are supposed to be truly desktop-
agnostic when they are using a particular toolkit like GTK or Qt. Unless
they have completely rewritten Pluma from scratch - which I doubt because
there wouldn't be a point of forking things - their version of Pluma
will still be linking against GTK3 (hopefully not GTK2) which means it
won't bring any huge improvements when running under any non-GTK

Given the history of Linux Mint with their weird view on security (Linux
Mint is the very definition of a FrankenDebian [1]) where they withhold
important security updates because their weird mixture of packages would
otherwise break too often or their hijacking of package names (mdm, for
example), I don't really trust them to come up with a clean design for
desktop agnostic applications. Heck, the first thing they wanted to do
was naming their forked version of Pluma "xedit".


> [1] https://wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian#Don.27t_make_a_FrankenDebian

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