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Changes in the xine-lib package require changes in xine-frontends

Dear maintainers of xine-frontends,

You are receiving this email because you are maintaining a package that
build-depends on libxine-dev, a popular media player. In order to fix the RC
bug #439389, a reorganisation of the xine package has been made. This
reorganisation has effects on xine-lib's frontends.

In Detail: The next upload of libxine1 will contain nearly no plugins,
which makes the package for its own pretty unusable for anything but
building plugins. The libxine1 package now has a dependency
on libxine1-plugins | libxine1-misc-plugins. The former package itself
depends on all plugins a user would normally expect to have installed
for general multimedia use: this includes the libxine1-misc-plugins
package, which ships most of the plugins previously in libxine1, with
the rest having been moved into libxine1-x or libxine1-console. The only
video output plugin in libxine1-misc-plugins is "none".

There are two remaining packages: libxine1-x and libxine1-console. These two
packages are not depended on by other packages from xine-lib. Instead, the
frontend packages (this means a package that you maintain) is expected to
depend on either libxine1-x or libxine1-console, depending on if your
frontend is X-based or text-only/framebuffer-based.

It is perfectly possible that you are receiving this message in error, e.g.
if you are maintaining just a package that provides an additional xine-lib
plugin. In this case, please ignore this mail.

This change is about to happen in xine-lib_1.1.8-2. Due to the addition
of the new packages libxine1-x and libxine1-misc-plugins, the package
will have to be approved by an ftp-master before acceptance into
unstable. Please prepare yourself to reupload your package with adjusted
dependencies at your earliest convenience after the new libxine1 package
appears in unstable.

Thanks for your cooperation,
your xine-lib maintainers

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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