Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 155739
HelixPlayer should be marked as "optional"
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:04 EST
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.