[Fedora-packaging] xwax in Fedora?
jbrier at redhat.com
Mon Apr 18 19:49:53 UTC 2011
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I would love to package xwax for Fedora
xwax reads special timecoded vinyls/CDs for the purpose of DJing and
playing audio files from your computer.
My concern is it *might* not pass this part of the Packaging Guidelines
It starts the decoding process in a separate thread and uses
Now it will work without those last 3, it will compile and run fine,
just if a user tries to play a file that would require one of those
decoders it will just generate an error to stdout/stderr saying
/usr/libexec/xwax-import: line 41: exec: ffmpeg: not found
or something similar.
but it will keep running fine. So in that sense I htink it is still
*useful* without the external bits because it still works with free
The only other small concern that I'm aware of is that it's a GUI
application, but it has no .desktop file and I don't think it should
because the program is setup entirely from command line flags. There
is no way to configure it after it is started. If you run the command
line with no options (without setting the sound card to read from
example) it will not start and tell you to read the help ( -h)
Does xwax meet Fedora's guidelines?
John Brier, RHCA, RHCVA, RHCX
Senior Technical Support Engineer - NA
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