Re: Popular packages in Ubuntu that is missing in Debian/main
On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 10:26:51AM +0000, Tzafrir Cohen wrote:
> Stuff that will not be in main. It's great stuff for off-topic threads:
> Non-free "patented":
There's nothing patented about the pulseaudio plugin for VLC. It's in
multiverse because that's where vlc lives in Ubuntu.
I'm not clear on why this one is in multiverse in the first place, it
appears to be licensed under the GPL.
> Different Packaging:
Mainly because Debian is behind a release on this, I think.
Not specific to Ubuntu; whether there'll be interest in having these in
Debian is another matter.
Also not specific to Ubuntu, just not packaged for Debian yet.
Not likely to be useful per se, but only if someone finds it useful to have
other packages using the interface.
Not specific to Ubuntu, though I'm not sure whether the implementation is in
a state currently where it warrants entertaining in Debian.
> What's the point of that one?
Providing a minimal binutils package that can be used for linking non-free
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