[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#830624: ITP: xplayer -- Simple media player based on GStreamer.
Quoting John Paul Adrian Glaubitz (2016-07-10 08:59:59)
> On 07/10/2016 08:39 AM, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
> > I found
> > http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2016/02/the-first-two-x-apps-are-ready/,
> > which makes things clearer. This seems to be a cross-desktop (Mate,
> > Cinnamon... XFCE?) project to provide some core apps. Which we
> > wouldn't end up with multiple forks of the same stuff, and that
> > addresses my concerns.
> Yep, same concern here. I'm on the MATE packaging team and I am
> strongly against packaging any of these X apps. They don't bring any
> benefit really, any of the existing applications they are forking run
> perfectly fine on any desktop that Debian offers.
> I also fear additional work load for the security team if multiple
> instances of the same media player have to be taken care of.
I don't follow how it is "same concern": As I understand the blog post,
the very purpose of X-Apps is to be desktop-agnostic. Do you consider
pluma well suited as a desktop-agnostic editor? It currently links
against libmate-desktop-2-17 and mate-desktop-common which seems not
agnostic to me.
I agree that if there are no real difference between programs tied to
specific desktops and not tied to specific desktops, then we should
maintain only one of them - but in my opinion it then makes better
sense to maintain those *not* tied to MATE or any other desktop.
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