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Description of problem:
According this URL (please read for background):
it is possible to package arts in such a way as to make it easy for free-world users to add MP3 capability to KDE apps - in the same way that rpm.livna.org provide xmms-mp3 and k3b-mp3 packages that can be installed into a Fedora Core distribution to get MP3 capability in those applications with no fuss.
This change would:
- Not involve any patent licensing issues or difficulties regarding MP3 - its just a packaging change.
- Make it much easier for those who can to add MP3
Presently adding MP3 to KDE applications is _very_ painful: see
This would save many hours of recompiling or switching to kde-redhat project's RPMs.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install KDE
2. Desire MP3 playback
Actual Results: You must either:
1. Install kde-redhat's RPMs (learning how to use yum, and using 100's of Mb of bandwidth)
2. recompile modified SRPMS.
Expected Results: Just install the (hypothetical) arts-mp3 package from rpm.livna.org
For implementation of this feature it needs a lot of work and in my
opinion it should be done from KDE upstream, but not from Distribution.
I don't know about the kde-redhat's RPM, but i assume that only update
kdemultimedia will enable mp3 capability again.
What is the work that it would need? The KDE bug was closed by the
guy saying it didn't need any changes to KDE, just to RH's packaging
We seem to have a deadlock here:
- KDE guy says the changes needed are at RH's end
- RH guy says changes needed are at KDE's end
Actually, the KDE build system supports building only certain
subdirectories when building a module. Theoretically, an independent
entity such as the kde-redhat guys or the livna.org guys could do
this with kdemultimedia and produce a kdemm-mp3 package or something
similar which would have the required kfile_mp3,
Still, this isn't really our (Red Hat's) bug. I'll take a look at
this later tonight and see if I can't do anything to help you out
though. (I'm clee on freenode, if you're an IRC user. Feel free to