Bug 155739 - HelixPlayer should be marked as "optional"
HelixPlayer should be marked as "optional"
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: comps (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
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Blocks: FC5Blocker
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Reported: 2005-04-22 13:26 EDT by Matthias Saou
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-15 18:08:14 EDT
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Description Matthias Saou 2005-04-22 13:26:52 EDT
As totem is now set to "default" in the "sound-and-video" group in the latest
comps.xml file (will be in FC4 test3), shouldn't HelixPlayer which is also set
to "default" be changed to "optional"?

My concern here is that by default users will have two multimedia/video players
installed, which will be non intuitive and quite confusing, especially if some
file formats default to one and others to the other.
Comment 1 Colin Charles 2005-04-24 11:58:24 EDT
While we're talking about this and moving it to optional, should we get J5 to
move it to Extras, as has been suggested time and again on fedora-devel-list?
Comment 2 Matthias Saou 2005-05-02 17:12:11 EDT
No news regarding this. Will this be decided soon? It would be great to have the
change go in for FC4. As I wrote, having two similar applications installed by
default seems quite contrary to what Fedora Core wants to provide.
Comment 3 Elliot Lee 2005-05-11 19:02:31 EDT
Yes, the current situation is not what is optimal for Fedora Core, but in this
particular case I believe things will have to stay the way they are for now.
Hopefully things will change in the future as the One True Media Player becomes
clearer and clearer.
Comment 4 Matthias Saou 2005-05-12 04:38:17 EDT
Politics, politics... anyway, it seems clear which One True Media Player will
stay given Red Hat's commitment to GNOME. Then again, commercial agreements... :-/

Shouldn't this bug stay open and target FC5?
Comment 5 Warren Togami 2005-05-12 04:41:30 EDT
Yes it should.

I don't know the entire story, but I suspect that a RHEL commercial agreement
(if one exists) does not apply to FC.

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