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Re: RFC: A new video-related section

On Fri, 2005-05-27 at 14:14 +0200, Gergely Nagy wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-05-27 at 14:00 +0200, Philipp Kern wrote:
> > Gergely Nagy wrote:
> > > Then media players are just fine in graphics or sound, depending on
> > > which is their main focus (or they could even be in gnome or kde, or
> > > whatever).
> > 
> > Please see it from a user's point of view. If one wants a media player 
> > why should (s)he look in "gnome" or "kde"? And I personally would not 
> > expect it in graphics either. In fact some players are currently in the 
> > section of their corresponding desktop environment.
> > 
> > But following your statement all media players should go into "sound", 
> > as they play sound files and movies (which also have a sound track in them).
> I am looking from a users point of view. If I'm looking for a console
> based ogg player, the last section I'd check is multimedia.

That's the first place I'd look, since "sound" is an integral 
component of "multimedia".

>                                                           That belongs
> to sound, in my opinion. So do the various trackers and drum machines.
> You can't just rename sound, and move the media players from other
> sections there.
> You can't satisfy all users if one package can be only in one section, I
> believe. Eg, I'd expect Totem to be in Gnome, Multimedia, Sound and
> Graphics. Not any single one of those, but all of them.

You are right.  Packages should be able to be in multiple sections.

> If you want to change something, make it right, and don't replace
> something inflexible with another inflexible half-solution, but aim for
> a better one, I'd say.

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