JP Rosevear wrote:
On Thu, 2007-09-20 at 14:10 +0200, Stanislav Brabec wrote:
I would like to propose two new repositories:
multimedia:codec for libraries and similar infrastructure for multimedia formats. Examples of packages: libogg, libvorbis, libdvdnav, libdvdread, libsidplay, wavpack,...
multimedia:gstreamer010 or GNOME:GSTREAMER010 or so (exact case and name is not sure): Move gstreamer packages from GNOME:*STABLE here. This project will be build against multimedia:codec repository to have the latest codecs.
I don't see a particular reason to fragment repositories, our goal should be fewer, larger repositories that are available to regular end users at large to reduce confusion (ala metaverse).
Packages like wavpack, avifile, libexif, nvtv, (but also e. g. pilot-link, libgadu, meanwhile, gphoto) have no relation with GNOME. But we have them in GNOME:* to be able to compile multimedia packages and gstreamer for older distros.
Having a repository, where all codecs can be in the latest version would be a better solution.
Having one package in more repositories is sub-optimal as well.