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Re: long-broken packages (some are removal candidates)

On Thu, 12 Apr 2012, David Holland wrote:
On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 09:39:34AM +0100, Stephen Borrill wrote:
> >>>multimedia/vlc08
> >>>
> >>>Has not built in ages (does not like current or anything like current
> >>>ffmpeg) and is an ancient version; there are three newer versions of
> >>>vlc in pkgsrc. There does not appear to be anything using it any more,
> >>>so it's probably time for it to go.
> >>
> >>I use this as it is the last WxWidgets, non-Qt version available and
> >>I find it useful for embedded projects. I admit I keep an old ffmpeg
> >>around to build it with.
> >
> >I think then it might be time for you to keep an old vlc08 package
> >around too, because if this is not buildable in pkgsrc, what's the
> >point of having it there? :)
> I guess it depends on whether a small non-Qt version is useful to
> anyone else (in which case a relevant ffmpeg could be imported). I
> find the skins2 interface works well and you can even remove
> wxWidgets if you don't need file open dialogs.

I was going to suggest you import a suitable ffmpeg...

That's where we get into a bikeshed about what to call it (not obvious given ffmpeg's crazy version numbering).


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