RFS: xbmc -- XBMC Media Center (another try)

Reinhard Tartler siretart at tauware.de
Thu Oct 15 16:42:52 UTC 2009

Andres Mejia <mcitadel at gmail.com> writes:

> Ok. I'm ready for another review and potential upload of xbmc to the Debian 
> archive. This new version uses a new upstream svn snapshot (r23588) which 
> includes a fix to allow it to build using the latest version of libass.
> The packaging can be found in the team's git repo.
> http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-multimedia/xbmc.git;a=summary
> git://git.debian.org/git/pkg-multimedia/xbmc.git

 - comment in debian/README.Source:

  10 [...] Note that we do not use '~dfsgN' or something similar since there
  11 is currently code in XBMC that does not meet the guidelines of the open source
  12 definition.


 - windows binaries in system/players/dvdplayer/*.dll

 - more windows binaries in system/*.dll

 - the orig.tar.gz is > 130MB, with >400MB of unpacked sources. holy
   cow! I guess that most of these are 3rd party libraries and media
   files, but that's still huge. Are you really sure that it makes sense
   to have such a big beast in debian?

 - I ran out of disk space while building it. Appearently it needs more
   than 2GB of disk space. :-(

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