Bug#765766: Dirac package unloved and appears to be nearly obsolete, maybe consider removal after jessie.
sramacher at debian.org
Mon Jul 13 18:09:14 UTC 2015
Control: reassign -1 ftp.debian.org
Control: retitle -1 RM: dirac -- ROM; obsolete, replacement exists (libschroedinger)
Control: severity -1 normal
Control: tags -1 =
On 2015-05-13 21:54:57, Sebastian Ramacher wrote:
> Control: found -1 1.0.2-7.1
> Control: tags + sid stretch
> Control: severity -1 serious
> On 2014-10-17 22:25:24, peter green wrote:
> > Package: dirac
> > The dirac package seems pretty unloved. It's only ever had one upstream
> > version in debian and all of the recent uploads have been "team uploads",
> > mostly tweaking the packaging with a handful of FTBFS fixes.
> > The package fails to build on armhf with gcc-4.9 with a testsuite segfault
> > and has been that way for months (see bug 756777). It doesn't appear there
> > is anyone with the time/inclination to properly debug this and work out
> > whether it's a true bug in the compiler or some reliance on undefined
> > behaviour in the dirac code.
> > Furthermore the package seems to have mostly been replaced by Schrödinger .
> > The decoder seems to have no remaining reverse dependencies and the encoder
> > seems to have only one reverse dependency remaining. Unfortunately that one
> > remaining dependency is a fairly imporant package, namely
> > gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad .
> > Upstream also seems to be trying to push people towards Schrödinger. Thier
> > website says
> > "The Dirac project maintains two encoder implementations: dirac-research, a
> > research encoder, and Schrödinger, which is meant for user applications.
> > Schrödinger outperforms dirac-research in most encoding situations, both in
> > terms of encoding speed and visual quality."
> > And there do not appear to have been any new releases of the plain dirac
> > package since 2009.
> > As a band aid for jessie. I just uploaded a NMU to use 4.8 on armhf but that
> > is not a long term soloution.
Dear FTP masters, please remove dirac from unstable. It has been obsoleted
upstream and replaced by libschroedinger. The last reverse dependency was fixed
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