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Re: Bug#603699: ITP: celt051 -- The CELT codec v0.5.1

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 04:08:02PM +0100, Patrick Matthäi wrote:
> Am 16.11.2010 16:09, schrieb Liang Guo:
>>> celt is already packaged:
>>> http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=celt
>> Different version CELT is not compatiable, it means, if audio is
>> encoded with celt 0.5, it is not possible to decode it with celt 0.9,
>> and spice[1] uses celt 0.5.1, if we want use spice in Debian, we need
>> package celt051 for it.
>> Marc-André Lureau had ported spice to use the latest celt , but it is
>> not suitable for upstream, for the spice client and the server use
>> different different bitstream format.
>> BTW: fedora have two different version celt[3]
>> [1] http://www.spice-space.org/
>> [2] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=560721
>> [3] https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/acls/list/*celt**?_csrf_token=537e3e3d62864407b17cb114113258d54f249410
>> Thanks,
> Yeah I am aware of the celt _madness_ - I am one of the mumble maintainers..
> spice then has to be adjusted to support celt 0.9.

This is a bit like saying 'IPv6 is the current version, we need to change
packages to use that instead of IPv4'.

If CELT 0.9 is significantly better then the SPICE protocol should be
updated to support it as an alternative.  But since 0.5 is now specified
in that protocol then SPICE clients and servers will need to support it
for a long time to come.


Ben Hutchings
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
                                                              - Albert Camus

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