[Trisquel-users] No VLC in the repos
Aitor Ruano Miralles
aitux.boot at gmail.com
Wed Dec 30 13:54:16 CET 2009
El dc 30 de 12 de 2009 a les 07:51 -0500, en/na Daniel Clark va
> Roeplay at hotmail.com wrote:
> > For some reason, there is no VLC player in the packages. Can anyone tell
> > me why? What non-free components does the VLC player feature to have
> > been excluded?
> FYI vlc 1.0.x from the PPA would install except that libx264-65 is
> removed from Trisquel Dwyn; anyone happen to remember the reason for
> that package being removed?
> What I can find looking quickly is that there are likely patent problems
> with libx264 in some jurisdictions including the US, but not software
> freedom (binary blob) problems.
> Brett - would a GNU/Linux distribution including libx264 cause issues
> for people wanting to host a mirror of the distribution in the US?
> BTW according to http://bugs.gnewsense.org/Bugs/00314 vlc and libx264
> will be in gNewSense 3 (which is Debian GNU/Linux based).
So then, VLC should be available from the Trisquel repos, maybe on the
next release :P
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