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[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#785888: xfce4-volumed: Please update to GStreamer 1.x

On Mon, 19 Oct 2015 18:19:39 +0200 Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm at inutil.org> wrote:
> On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 04:03:06PM +0300, slomo at debian.org wrote:
> > Source: xfce4-volumed
> > Severity: important
> > User: slomo at debian.org
> > Usertags: gstreamer0.10-removal
> > 
> > Hi maintainer,
> > 
> > your package xfce4-volumed currently still depends on GStreamer 0.10.
> > 
> > GStreamer 0.10 is no longer maintained and supported by the upstream
> > project since almost 3 years, and contains many known bugs that are
> > fixed in the new 1.x release series of GStreamer. Next to many bug
> > fixes, the new release series also contains many other improvements,
> > new features and a more streamlined API.
> > 
> > For the next Debian release GStreamer 0.10 is planned to be removed,
> > and if your package is not updated it might not be included in the
> > release. Please update your package to use the new version as soon as
> > possible.
> > 
> > If you need any help with porting or have further questions, please
> > feel free to also contact me privately.
> > 
> > Best regards, Sebastian
> > 
> > PS: See https://bugs.debian.org/785198 and
> > https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2015/05/msg00335.html for some
> > further discussion.
> According to the upstream author it's abandoned and he'll eventually
> rewrite it. Can you remove it from now the archive for now?
> https://launchpad.net/xfce4-volumed/ :
> *XVD is no longer maintained* It relies on libkeybinder and gst-0.10, 
> both of which are superseded, and it needs to integrate a longstand
> PulseAudio support patch. I will, eventually, rewrite xvd with 
> libxfce4utils instead of libkeybinder and gst1.0 instead of gst-0.10. 
> If you want to contribute to Xfce by fixing an old but useful piece 
> of code, get in touch with me!

>From xfce4-volumed's description:

 This is a volume keys control daemon for Xfce Desktop environment. It controls
 the volume using multimedia keys, for the card configured in xfce4-mixer. It
 also provides volume change notifications.

Given xfce4-mixer is gone, is this still useful? In order to drop it from
testing, xfce4-goodies would need to stop depending on it.


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