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FS#12278 - [audacious-plugins] enable pulseaudio output plugin, please

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Lee.MaRS (leemars) - Saturday, 29 November 2008, 18:38 GMT
Last edited by Roman Kyrylych (Romashka) - Sunday, 05 July 2009, 17:45 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Alexander Fehr (pizzapunk)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version None
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


I don't why it was disabled. Is it ok to enable it as default?
This task depends upon

Closed by  Roman Kyrylych (Romashka)
Sunday, 05 July 2009, 17:45 GMT
Reason for closing:  Deferred
Additional comments about closing:  All packages that can have pulseaudio support will get it shortly after pulseaudio will be moved to Extra. In case the package will be forgotten - please reopen this report.
Comment by Allan McRae (Allan) - Saturday, 29 November 2008, 21:55 GMT
pulseaudio in in [community]. It would need to be moved to [extra] to enable it.
Comment by Lee.MaRS (leemars) - Sunday, 30 November 2008, 04:39 GMT
oops. Will it be moved to [extra]? Ubuntu and Fedora have chosen it as default.
Comment by Corrado Primier (bardo) - Sunday, 30 November 2008, 11:56 GMT
I'm pulseaudio's maintainer. The issue has already been brought up ( FS#10930 ) but so far I got no definitive answer. In fact pulseaudio would only be a makedepend/optdepend for audacious-plugins, and only the developer would have to install it, for users it would be optional.
I don't think it would be wrong: makedepends and optdepends are, IMHO, "weak" dependencies, and don't "pollute" when cross-referenced from other repos. There's no official guideline about them, though, as they are a relatively new feature, and this problem has never been considered before.