Bug#792728: VLC should suggest on browser-plugin-vlc
remi at remlab.net
Sun Oct 25 10:20:27 UTC 2015
On Fri, 17 Jul 2015 14:33:46 -0400 John Scott <lorenzo567 at outlook.com> wrote:
> I think that VLC should suggest browser-plugin-vlc because it is a part of
Chromium is dropping support for NPAPI and Firefox is to follow suit. Thus I
don´t think there is much point in recommending or suggesting the browser
plugin. At least not anymore.
Given that we have no alternatives to offer, I cannot advise people to deploy
the NPAPI plugin when I know full well that it will stop working sooner rather
than later. I don´t think Debian and/or VideoLAN can influence the decision to
> Also, most online VLC installation tutorials tell their readers to
> install both VLC and the browser plugin. Unfortunately, the browser plugin
> has to be set to manually installed despite VLC being the only reason for
> it being on the system.
> (After all, browser-plugin-vlc depends on VLC.)
That´s only because of the package split in Debian. In particular, some of the
LibVLC plugins that the browser plugin needs are in the "vlc" package.
There are no actual dependencies between the VLC browser plugin and the stand-
alone VLC program.
IMHO, this bug should be closed as wontfix.
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