[arch-general] gstreamer0.10-good-plugins need a whole load of GNOME stuff?
ngoonee at gmail.com
Fri Apr 23 01:03:11 CEST 2010
On Thu, 2010-04-22 at 22:37 +0200, Fons Adriaensen wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 06:22:24AM +0800, Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
> > On Wed, 2010-04-21 at 22:04 +0200, fons at kokkinizita.net wrote:
> > > "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.
> No. An application using gstreamer could depend on security
> subsystems and desktop configuration parsing, and use libraries
> for that. The audio/video code itself shouldn't.
Unfortunately gstreamer is partly application in that it handles the
authorization as well as reads configuration options. On my system
~/.gconf/system/gstreamer/0.10/default/%gconf.xml has the default
settings for gstreamer (default audiosink and videosink). Perhaps those
should be part of the gnome-media package instead (which depends on
gstreamer and provides the gstreamer-properties binary), but what
happens when gnome-media is not installed, what defaults would gstreamer
fall back on when there ARE no defaults?
Perhaps an upstream bug-report?
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