Bug#966535: transition: pipewire 0.3

Simon McVittie smcv at debian.org
Thu Jul 30 11:47:51 BST 2020

Package: release.debian.org
Severity: normal
Tags: moreinfo
Control: block -1 by 954022
Control: affects -1 + src:pipewire
User: release.debian.org at packages.debian.org
Usertags: transition
X-Debbugs-Cc: pipewire at packages.debian.org, krfb at packages.debian.org, weston at packages.debian.org, mutter at packages.debian.org, gnome-remote-desktop at packages.debian.org

pipewire will need a transition from 0.2.x to 0.3.x at some point,
allowing remote desktop support in GNOME to be re-enabled. This is an
API and ABI break, although the API breaks appear to be small enough
that some packages support both versions with some #if conditions.

A prerequisite for all this is to get pipewire 0.3 through NEW and into
experimental (#954022). I've marked the transition bug as moreinfo to
indicate that it cannot go ahead right now.

Affected packages:

- mutter currently has remote desktop support disabled, but can
  re-enable it after Pipewire 0.3 becomes available

- xdg-desktop-portal will need new upstream release 1.7.x, or the Pipewire
  features being disabled (1.7.x is already in experimental, with its
  Pipewire support disabled for now because it needs Pipewire 0.3.x)

- gnome-remote-desktop will need new upstream release 0.1.8, and as far
  as I understand it, is non-functional without Pipewire support that
  matches what mutter uses

- krfb and xdg-desktop-portal-kde appear to support both APIs upstream,
  but will need some simple packaging changes to switch the dependency

- weston currently only supports Pipewire 0.2, and will need either
  or that feature being disabled if it isn't considered important

Ben file:

title = "pipewire";
is_affected = .depends ~ "libpipewire-0.2-1" | .depends ~ "libpipewire-0.3-0";
is_good = .depends ~ "libpipewire-0.3-0";
is_bad = .depends ~ "libpipewire-0.2-1";

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