hi everybody MPlayer did never enter into etch due to bug 395252. Brief summary of bug: MPlayer contains an embedded copy of FFmpeg (indeed, they are developed by ~the same people); Aurélien GÉRÔME and Moritz Muehlenhoff ask that the mplayer package be dynamically linked to the libraries in the Debian package ffmpeg; they consider this a RC bug. Unfortunately, this cannot be currently done (mplayer does not compile with current ffmpeg package; and we are too late to update ffmpeg into Etch ; more details are in the above bug report). So we agreed to ignore that problem for the sake of the etch release Please hint MPlayer into Etch. a. PS: actually, I personally do not agree to this bug being tagged "serious" . We all know that dynamical linking is the recommended way to go (as stated in d-policy); but currently neither mplayer is apt to this (dynamic linking breaks many features); nor is ffmpeg, that does not have a stable documented API. And indeed most multimedia packages ship an internal copy of ffmpeg; some of these packages can be linked dynamically to the ffmpeg in Debian (e.g. libxine1) but some others cannot (e.g. gst-ffmpeg). AFAIK, "dynamic linking to ffmpeg Debian package" was never stated as a "release goal". So I really do not think that bug 395252 should be "serious". What is the opinion of the d-release people?
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