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

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz glaubitz at physik.fu-berlin.de
Mon Jul 11 08:54:35 UTC 2016

On 07/11/2016 10:45 AM, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On Sun, 2016-07-10 at 08:39 +0200, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
>> Maybe the XFCE / Cinnamon / Mate maintainers can confirm if that is indeed
>> the plan.
> Talking for pkg-xfce: I have no idea what this is about.

The Linux Mint people (or the Mint guy if you will) have forked several GTK3-based
desktop applications like Pluma and try to turn them into generic GTK-based
desktop applications [1].

Unlike previously mentioned in this discussion, these applications aren't fully
desktop-agnostic as they are written in GTK and the Mint people admit that

Thus, I don't really see a benefit of having additional forked versions of these
existing GTK-based applications in Debian but I just fear additional potentially
unmaintained packages in the future (with my ports hat on, I am often the person
who has to fix these things) and I am therefore strongly against uploading these
forked versions to Debian.


> [1] http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2016/02/the-first-two-x-apps-are-ready/

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