[arch-dev-public] xbmc

Connor Behan connor.behan at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 15:48:43 EDT 2014

On 07/08/14 05:44 AM, Ike Devolder wrote:
> XBMC in community is currently built with external FFMPEG.
> For most people that works just fine, but for a small percentage of
> users it is an issue.
> My Question here is: Do we prefer the enduser experience or 'technical'
> correctness ?
> My vote goes to enduser experience.
> Since xorg 1.16 the shipped xbmc.service no longer works out of the box.
> To make it work you need to add stuff to /etc/X11/Xwrapper.config
> allowed_users = anybody
> needs_root_rights = yes
> If we drop the xbmc.service file we give back a lot of control to the
> user, but it is 'less' convenient. Ofcourse if we drop xbmc.service
> there will be a note added how to easiely set-up lightdm with autologin
> so the usage on standalone machines stays practically the same.
> I'd like to hear the input on what direction we will take on this.
> If you want to change things, will you participate in the maintenance of
> the package?

I would think that technical correctness is more KISS. Changing
configuration based on advice in the wiki has always been a part of
Arch. However, I don't use xbmc so my opinion doesn't count for much.

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