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Re: Bug#703762: ITP: jdownloader -- download manager for one-click hosting sites

Am Dienstag, den 26.03.2013, 00:10 +0800 schrieb Thomas Goirand:
> On 03/25/2013 07:59 PM, Jonathan Dowland wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 01:29:13PM +0100, Benjamin Drung wrote:
> >> Am Samstag, den 23.03.2013, 13:13 +0100 schrieb Michael Stapelberg:
> >>> Could you instead package jdownloader itself?
> >> I tried, but failed miserable. Some libraries needs to be packaged and
> >> the upstream build system needs to be bent to build on Debian. I would
> >> love to ditch the launcher and replace it with a proper package. This is
> >> a lot of work. Until this work is done, I like to have this launcher in
> >> the contrib archive. This is suboptimal, but better than nothing.
> > I'm not sure it *is* better than nothing, it could actually be worse. If you
> > don't personally have the time to "do it properly", why not try and put 
> > together a team to do it? If you do a downloader instead, what you do is
> > partially and sub-optimally meet the demand for a jdownloader package, which
> > will dilute the motivation for people to work on a proper solution. Then we
> > end up stuck with the sub-optimal solution.
> >
> > I think downloader packages where required for licensing reasons are an uneasy
> > necessary evil, but for when the maintainer doesn't have time to package
> > something? This seems like a really slippery slope to me.
> I agree with Jonathan. I'd rather not see such a package in Debian.
> What if everyone was doing that? We'd have a pretty bad main archive.
> Plus this is a nightmare in terms of security. Or is it that you only plan
> on providing security support for the downloader itself, and not for
> the upstream package, which would be even worse?

JDownloader comes with an updater that will update itself.

> Also, in what way having a jdownloader-installer package is much
> better than using what's available upstream at
> http://jdownloader.org/download/index ? They seem to provide an
> Ubuntu package at least (but I haven't checked for it).

The Ubuntu package is identical to the proposed jdownloader-installer
package. The jdownloader-installer provides desktop integration
(.desktop file + icons) over the upstream installer.

Benjamin Drung
Debian & Ubuntu Developer

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