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Bug#469397: ITP: xbmc -- XBox Media Center Linux Port

Andres Mejia <mcitadel@gmail.com> writes:

> On Monday 27 April 2009 11:38:04 Paul Menzel wrote:
>> As you probably know XBMC 9.04 (Babylon) Beta 1 was released some days
>> ago [3].
>> XBMC could probably attract more users and get more testing, if it is
>> packaged for Debian.
>> Could you give us a status update, please?
> Alright. I'm still working on getting xbmc to use system libs instead of the 
> internal libs included with the xbmc source. I've had a setback with ffmpeg where 
> I had to drop back to using the internal libs for ffmpeg. I haven't gotten around 
> to fixing this.

What version of ffmpeg does xbmc include? I think a lot of trouble can
be avoided if a version is integrated that is shared by debian and other
ffmpeg downstreams. Since version 0.5 was released recently, that would
be a good candidate.

In fact, Debian tracks the 0.5 release branch of ffmpeg, and will
probably keep tracking it for quite some time.

> As with the FHS issue, I think this will be a trivial fix anyway so once xbmc 
> uses system libs, then an upload to Debian will surely follow soon.
> For anyone wondering, there's a 99.9% chance there won't be an upload for the 
> release of XBMC 9.04 to Debian. :-(

how often/frequently does xbmc release? is there a roadmap?
http://xbmc.org gives me a 500 - Internal Server Error ATM.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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