[Mageia-dev] default kde media player

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 00:41:42 CET 2011

IMHO, we should stick with dragon, it's a "simple" player usable for
average users; also there's a good chance upstream will switch to
phonon-vlc (or Mageia may switch to phonon-vlc when it stabilises
more), so the best of both worlds :)
(at such time it'll be easier to just add vlc main package as it won't
add much space, and phonon*gstreamer* stuff won't have to be on the
ISO, so the net weight should balance out...).

Also we should be thinking about the size of the Live ISO, putting
vlc/mplayer/smplayer will bring more weight, and it'll be at the
expense of some other useful packages that should exist on the ISO (we
shouldn't forget users use the Live ISO as a test-run, demonstration
of what a distro offers... etc).

Ahmad Samir

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