[arch-general] gstreamer0.10-good-plugins need a whole load of GNOME stuff?

Ng Oon-Ee ngoonee at gmail.com
Thu Apr 22 00:22:24 CEST 2010

On Wed, 2010-04-21 at 22:04 +0200, fons at kokkinizita.net wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 10:59:17PM +0800, Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
> > I appreciate the desire for a minimal system. What I don't understand is
> > the vilifying of packages just because they're part of a standard Gnome
> > install.
> That's not the point. According to the definition on
> the gstreamer website
> "GStreamer is a library for constructing graphs of  media-handling
>  components. The applications it supports range from simple Ogg/Vorbis
>  playback, audio/video streaming to complex audio (mixing) and video
>  (non-linear editing) processing."
> Fine. Potentially very interesting and useful.
> But if it depends on things that have *nothing at all*
> to do with the claimed application domain - security
> subsystems (keyrings) and configuration programs for
> a specific desktop (gconf) that, at least in my world,
> is a sign of *crappy design*. Which seems to invade
> almost everything Gnome. One is almost tempted to believe
> that introducing irrelevant dependencies is the essence
> of the game.
> Ciao,
Would you prefer the developer reimplement security-authorization and a
configuration parser, then? Its not even as if gconf and its editor
aren't separated into different packages.

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