Bug 739589 - grilo-plugins should become an optional dep to grilo
Summary: grilo-plugins should become an optional dep to grilo
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grilo-plugins
Version: 16
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bastien Nocera
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-09-19 15:07 UTC by abrouwers
Modified: 2013-02-13 11:40 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-02-13 11:40:55 UTC
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Description abrouwers 2011-09-19 15:07:55 UTC
Description of problem:

As it is, grilo-plugins is a hard dependency for grilo.  While I really like grilo and the framework, the plugins drag in quite a few dependencies, especially for specific plugins that the user might not really use.  A good example is tracker, which at least on my machine, consumes a decent amount of CPU.  I understand that tracker can be disabled, but it's not so intuitive.

Unfortunately, the -plugins package seems to be not removable, which doesn't seem right.  Is it possible to make this an optional dependency?  At least to me, having totem installed on the default desktop now requires having something like tracker installed and running, which seems slightly excessive for a video player.

Or, perhaps it's possible to split the grilo-plugins package up a little bit ?  It really makes me (at least personally) debate even installing totem, with the large number of deps that have accumulated.  Adding modularity, I think, would really help improve the situation, especially if the plugins aren't required to run totem (and according to the linking, they are not).

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