Bug#469397: ITP: xbmc -- XBox Media Center Linux Port
mcitadel at gmail.com
Mon May 4 22:31:09 UTC 2009
On Monday 27 April 2009 11:38:04 Paul Menzel wrote:
> Dear Andres,
> Am Montag, den 23.03.2009, 13:07 +0100 schrieb Paul Menzel:
> > Am Freitag, den 30.01.2009, 02:14 -0500 schrieb Andres Mejia:
> > > Just thought I mention what needs to be done before xbmc can even be
> > > considered for upload to Debian (and just about any distro for that
> > > matter).
> > >
> > > So far, I've encountered two issues that need to be resolved before
> > > xbmc can be uploaded.
> > >
> > > 1. xbmc needs to use system libraries instead of the internal libraries
> > > provided in the source.
> > > 2. xbmc needs to follow the requirements of the FHS.
> > >
> > > I am currently working on the first issue. For anyone interested, you
> > > can checkout the changes I've implemented in their SVN repo under the
> > > external-libraries-support branch. I merge fairly frequently with the
> > > linuxport branch so that the only difference between the two branches
> > > is that one supports the use of external libraries.
> > >
> > > Any help is welcome. For anyone interested, here's a good place to
> > > start => http://xbmc.org/wiki/?title=XBMC_for_Linux
> > >
> > > Here's a place for any feedback on the external libraries support
> > > => http://xbmc.org/trac/ticket/5416
> > Thank you very much for your work in getting XBMC packaged for Debian.
> > Could you give a status update on your work? And even better could you
> > provide packages in a private repository for testing?
> > As you probably know there are also packages for Ubuntu available .
> > Do you guys work together to save work?
> As you probably know XBMC 9.04 (Babylon) Beta 1 was released some days
> ago .
> XBMC could probably attract more users and get more testing, if it is
> packaged for Debian.
> Could you give us a status update, please?
Alright. I'm still working on getting xbmc to use system libs instead of the
internal libs included with the xbmc source. I've had a setback with ffmpeg where
I had to drop back to using the internal libs for ffmpeg. I haven't gotten around
to fixing this.
As with the FHS issue, I think this will be a trivial fix anyway so once xbmc
uses system libs, then an upload to Debian will surely follow soon.
For anyone wondering, there's a 99.9% chance there won't be an upload for the
release of XBMC 9.04 to Debian. :-(
> Thanks a lot,
> >  http://xbmc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=33327
> >  https://edge.launchpad.net/~team-xbmc-svn/+archive/ppa
>  http://xbmc.org/blog/2009/04/23/xbmc-904-babylon-beta-1-released/
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