Bug#520520: clive: usability regression in switch to perl rewrite

Toni Gundogdu legatvs at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 17:43:01 UTC 2009


On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 5:40 PM, Gerfried Fuchs <rhonda at debian.at> wrote:
>  -) I can't find a way to put into the configuration that I prefer
> --format=mp4 in the config file, I always have to give it on the
> commandline.

Added to "to-do" list. This part of the program
requires rewrite anyway -- I'm still on a lookout
for a gengetopt-like solution for Perl that wraps
both config file and command line parsing. clive 1.x
did this the hard way also.

>  -) Where I formerly used --play=src (or even had the posibility to put
> that into the config file) I now have to use --exec with the complete
> calling syntax, quite inconvenient. :/

This was added in 2.1.7, e.g.:

  exec = mplayer -really-quiet %i;

>  -) Why is the file in /usr/share/doc/clive/examples called configrc and
> not config like what would have to use in ~/.config/clive/?

Perhaps the package maintainer is better suited to
answer this one.

>  Please make both the config file options a bit more userfriendly (allow
> storing of default values for players and formats, for a start) and also
> think about a compatibility layer for the calling for people who used
> clive in lenny already and propably have written scripts depending on
> the switches.

If there's true need for the layer then perhaps it is
something to look into.

>  Thanks in advance, and by all means: THANKS for this helpful tool!

Very glad people find it useful. Thanks.

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