Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
Replying to a mail on fedora-devel-list@
On 29.09.2008 18:00, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-09-29 at 16:36 +0100, Richard Hughes wrote:
>> On Mon, 2008-09-29 at 11:32 -0400, Jarod Wilson wrote:
>>> "hey, you need to set up a 3rd-party repo and/or you can get codecs
>>> from Fluendo", then no problem.
>> No, there's not, but that's a good idea. What about something like:
>> No plugins were found to play back this media type:
>> You may need to enable or set up a 3rd party software source to find
>> these plugins.
>> You can buy media plugins from "Fluendo Codec Store" but these will
>> be supported by your vendor.
>> The Fluendo Codec Store link could be just disabled in gconf, or patched
>> out by free software distros.
> I'd rather it didn't appear at all. People can swap out the helpers if
> they want.
I didn't follow that gstreamer/codeina stuff to closely, but I suppose
above was a hint for us. Which brings me to the point of this mail: did
anybody track that stuff closely? What are we supposed to do to make
life as simple as possible for our users (e.g. "to make it just work")
Nothing, AFAIK their is new rpm magick which will generate magic provides for
gstreamer-plugin providing packages and then package kit does the rest.
All the end user needs todo is install rpmfusion-free-release and then the
packagekit gstreamer helper will point the user to install whatever
gstreamer-foo rpmfusion provides and the user needs at that moment.
What we need todo is a get a link in the process somewhere to a
webpage which in turn links to free.rpmfusion.org
, with the
latter telling the user how to install rpmfusion-free-release.
Maybe the fedora page can even tell them that much, I dunno. I do know that a
setup like this has been approved by RH-legal.
So we need to start lobbying and make it clear that:
1) rpmfusion is ready for testing use *now* with the exception of kmods, which
will be fixed over the next week
2) we want the promised link to help unexperienced users find us