Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 829546
KID3-2.1 is available
Last modified: 2012-06-09 15:06:43 EDT
Description of problem:
Latest upstream release: 2.1
Current release in F17: 2.0.1-2
According to the Fedora build system, the 2.1 release has been built and put in the F18 repository:
This 2.1 release contains bug fixes and additional functionality. Can it be made available in the F17 repository?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Most likely not, because in 2.1 musicbrainz support requires ffmpeg which cannot be included in Fedora, and thus upgrading to 2.1 in F-17 would mean loss of functionality which as I interpret it is against the intent of Fedora's stable release updates policy.
At least kid3-qt from Rawhide works on F-17 (yum --enablerepo=rawhide upgrade kid-qt). Haven't checked the main kid3 package, but if you need the features in 2.1, I suggest trying out the F-18 build.
Thanks for your response, but I'm confused... if there is a problem with 2.1 regarding ffmpeg why is it in the F-18 repository?
Would it be better to then move kid3 then to the RPMFUSION repository or are there plans to compartmentalize the musicbrainz functionality as a separate plugin in the same manner that amarok/qmmp etc. handle mp3 support? In other words, the main program would remain in Fedora, but the musicbrainz part would be in rpmfusion.
(In reply to comment #2)
> Thanks for your response, but I'm confused... if there is a problem with 2.1
> regarding ffmpeg why is it in the F-18 repository?
Changing feature sets between releases are a fact of life, and Fedora is a forward moving distribution, and F-18 is the development repo, most bleeding edge of it. I'm not sure if this is what you asked though - there's no ffmpeg in Fedora so there's no problem with it in kid3 either...
I have no idea about your second question but I will point out to upstream what the ffmpeg dependency means to the kid3 package in Fedora.