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Re: codec buddy, fluendo, etc.

On Fri, 2008-02-08 at 23:10 -0800, Karsten 'quaid' Wade wrote:

> Where does this blacker-than-black act occur?  It's not happening to me
> with Totem and my installed-from-Live-CD-then-updated-and-packages-added
> copy of Fedora 8.  Oh, look, codeina isn't installed.  Nor does it
> report as a required package (from 'repoquery --whatrequires codeina'.)
> How do I get this automatic evil?  Apparently I have to install the
> Sound and Video group and not from the live CD.

In thinking about it further, I believe I did an upgrade from F7 using
the DVD (rescue CD and DVD mounted over http).  So, that is likely why I
didn't have codeina installed.

Also, I have since heard about the bug that made the explanation dialog
not appear; I didn't see that because I installed codeina from -updates.

We've had several unfortunate timing problems and bugs that caused
things to not appear as they should.  It might be that the codeina
implementation sucks eggs, in the end, but the goal was not egg suckage.
It was to first inform, then legally enable, our users.

What is the approach we should now take with this, autodownloader, etc.?

There is a legal line and a moral line.  We are careful not to cross the
former, but we are having a hard time defining and keeping to the

- Karsten
Karsten Wade, Developer Community Mgr.
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