Bug#523842: I'd rather remove gmplayer from the mplayer package

Cesare Tirabassi norsetto at ubuntu.com
Tue Apr 21 08:28:09 UTC 2009

For the record, I will repeat here what I just expressed in an open
discussion on the ubuntu motu list.

With the current status of the gui as shipped by mplayer upstream (old,
buggy and unmaintained, mplayer upstream is actually recommending it to
not be distributed) and with the excellent standalone gui's we have
today (smplayer, kmplayer, gnome-mplayer, etc.) it really doesn't make
any sense to have the gui included in the mplayer package.
Instead of adding an mplayer-nogui package I think that it would really
makes sense to remove the gui from the mplayer package and, if really
deemed necessary, have an mplayer-gui (or gmplayer) package which
includes the deprecated gui.


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