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Month: June 2019

Re: [trinity-devel] Re: Re: amarok and missing mp4v2 in Buster

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2019 01:39:38 -0500
On 05/19/2019 04:56 PM, deloptes wrote:
>> Amarok remove ( )
>> argues "it's dead upstream and better alternatives exist."
>> mp4v2 has 9 ignored security issues (
>> ) so if it is possible to modify it in order to Amarpk does not depend on
>> mp4v2, then much better (Qt4/Qt5 Amarok versions do not depend on mp4v2).
> I think if we want to remove this dependency, we need to open an issue in
> TGW for it.

The problem becomes, and naturally so, that TDE may need to become upstream
for the various components of Amarok, or Amarok itself it upsteam support is gone.

There was a lengthy discussion on the openSuSE list about Amarok and
specifically whether a "better alternatives exist.". There were none found
that provided the traditional features or behavior of Amarok, which mitigates
in favor of patching Amarok and continuing to offer it. There were always
shortcomings in the supposed better alternatives that either required hacks or
workarounds, even for behavior as trivial as continual play.

Just another angle to consider. The openSuSE list discussion was within the
past 2-weeks, though I must have deleted that thread.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.