Debian Bug report logs - #580888
RFP: gnome-media-player -- GNOME Media Player is a simple media player for GNOME.

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Bilal Akhtar <bilalakhtar96@yahoo.com>

Date: Sun, 9 May 2010 15:27:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#580888; Package wnpp. (Sun, 09 May 2010 15:27:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Bilal Akhtar <bilalakhtar96@yahoo.com>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org. (Sun, 09 May 2010 15:27:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Bilal Akhtar <bilalakhtar96@yahoo.com>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
Subject: ITP: gnome-media-player -- GNOME Media Player is a simple media player for GNOME that supports playing media using the vlc, xine and gstreamer engines.
Date: Sun, 09 May 2010 18:25:15 +0300
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Bilal Akhtar <bilalakhtar96@yahoo.com>

* Package name    : gnome-media-player
  Version         : 0.1.2
  Upstream Author : Michael Lamothe <michael.lamothe@gmail.com>
* URL             : https://launchpad.net/gnome-media-player
* License         : GPLv3
  Programming Lang: C++
  Description     : GNOME Media Player is a simple media player for
GNOME that supports playing media using the vlc, xine and gstreamer
engines.

GNOME Media Player is a simple media player for GNOME that supports
playing media using the vlc, xine and gstreamer engines. It has the
ability to switch between the engines in the GUI, and features an engine
Auto-select mode, which automatically selects the best engine for
playing the selected file.





Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, Bilal Akhtar <bilalakhtar96@yahoo.com>:
Bug#580888; Package wnpp. (Sun, 09 May 2010 16:03:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org, Bilal Akhtar <bilalakhtar96@yahoo.com>. (Sun, 09 May 2010 16:03:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 580888@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>
To: Bilal Akhtar <bilalakhtar96@yahoo.com>
Cc: 580888@bugs.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: ITP: gnome-media-player -- GNOME Media Player is a simple media player for GNOME that supports playing media using the vlc, xine and gstreamer engines.
Date: Sun, 9 May 2010 17:58:55 +0200
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On Sun, May  9, 2010 at 18:25:15 +0300, Bilal Akhtar wrote:

>   Description     : GNOME Media Player is a simple media player for
> GNOME that supports playing media using the vlc, xine and gstreamer
> engines.

This is not a short description.  Try to make it fit in a line.
> 
> GNOME Media Player is a simple media player for GNOME that supports
> playing media using the vlc, xine and gstreamer engines. It has the
> ability to switch between the engines in the GUI, and features an engine
> Auto-select mode, which automatically selects the best engine for
> playing the selected file.
> 
And this makes it sounds like a pretty pointless piece of software...

Cheers,
Julien
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Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#580888; Package wnpp. (Mon, 10 May 2010 13:39:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Bilal Akhtar <bilalakhtar96@yahoo.com>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org. (Mon, 10 May 2010 13:39:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #15 received at 580888@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Bilal Akhtar <bilalakhtar96@yahoo.com>
To: 580888@bugs.debian.org
Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org, jcristau@debian.org
Subject: ITP: gnome-media-player -- GNOME Media Player is a simple media player for GNOME.
Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 16:34:27 +0300
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Bilal Akhtar <bilalakhtar96@yahoo.com>

* Package name    : gnome-media-player
  Version         : 0.1.2
  Upstream Author : Michael Lamothe <michael.lamothe@gmail.com>
* URL             : https://launchpad.net/gnome-media-player
* License         : GPLv3
  Programming Lang: C++
  Description     : GNOME Media Player is a simple media player for
GNOME.

GNOME Media Player is a simple media player for GNOME that can play
different types of media files. It has the following features:-
* Double-click to go fullscreen
* Can use the mouse scroll wheel
* Uses libvlc, xine-lib or libgstreamer for playing media.
* A playlist that loops
* Middle mouse button pause
* Can deinterlace (not available on the libgstreamer engine)





Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, Bilal Akhtar <bilalakhtar96@yahoo.com>:
Bug#580888; Package wnpp. (Wed, 12 May 2010 06:57:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Frank Lin PIAT <fpiat@klabs.be>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org, Bilal Akhtar <bilalakhtar96@yahoo.com>. (Wed, 12 May 2010 06:57:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #20 received at 580888@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Frank Lin PIAT <fpiat@klabs.be>
To: 580888@bugs.debian.org
Cc: Bilal Akhtar <bilalakhtar96@yahoo.com>, debian-devel@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: ITP: gnome-media-player -- GNOME Media Player is a simple media player for GNOME that supports playing media using the vlc, xine and gstreamer engines.
Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 08:55:37 +0200
On Sun, 2010-05-09 at 17:58 +0200, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Sun, May  9, 2010 at 18:25:15 +0300, Bilal Akhtar wrote:
> 
> > Package name    : gnome-media-player

I find the package name extremely misleading: There is already a "Gnome
Media Player": Gnome's Totem.

BTW, do we really need yet another media player? If you follow GNOME HID
(like Totem) and use the same back-ends as Totem, the two applications
are very likely to be pretty identical (?) Why not contributing to totem
directly?

> > Version         : 0.1.2
> >   Description     : GNOME Media Player is a simple media player for
> > GNOME that supports playing media using the vlc, xine and gstreamer
> > engines.
> 
> This is not a short description.  Try to make it fit in a line.

I suggest: "simple media player for GNOME and Gtk+."

Actually, I don't get the impression that "simple" is appropriate. The
launchpad page mention:
| The goal is to combine multiple engines into a consistent user
| interface so users can switch between engines without having to
| retrain themselves to use a different UI."
That seems to be the "unique" feature of the tool.

> > GNOME Media Player is a simple media player for GNOME that supports
> > playing media using the vlc, xine and gstreamer engines.

> It has the ability to switch between the engines in the GUI, 

This statement is strange for a package which is advertized as "GNOME
Media Player". You could drop this statement and just mention that it's
for GNOME and Gtk+

> > ... and features an engine Auto-select mode, which automatically 
> > selects the best engine for playing the selected file.

I am not a native English speaker, but that could be worded in a simpler
way. 

> And this makes it sounds like a pretty pointless piece of software...

* The description should state that it is "a replacement for GNOME's
  official media player (totem)" (or something similar, to mention
  that it isn't the "official media player")
* The description should mention that the software is still in "early
  development stage", then mention the consequences (missing feature,
  unstable, ...)
  

my 2 cents,

Franklin





Changed Bug title to 'ITP: gnome-media-player -- GNOME Media Player is a simple' from 'ITP: gnome-media-player -- GNOME Media Player is a simple media player for GNOME that supports playing media using the vlc, xine and gstreamer engines.' Request was from Bilal Akhtar <bilalakhtar96@yahoo.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 18 May 2010 18:18:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'ITP: gnome-media-player -- GNOME Media Player is a simple media player for GNOME.' from 'ITP: gnome-media-player -- GNOME Media Player is a simple' Request was from Bilal Akhtar <bilalakhtar96@yahoo.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 18 May 2010 19:03:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Summary recorded from message bug 580888 message 15 Request was from Bilal Akhtar <bilalakhtar96@yahoo.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 18 May 2010 19:09:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed summary Request was from Bilal Akhtar <bilalakhtar96@yahoo.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 18 May 2010 19:15:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, Bilal Akhtar <bilalakhtar96@yahoo.com>:
Bug#580888; Package wnpp. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 18:16:48 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org, Bilal Akhtar <bilalakhtar96@yahoo.com>. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 18:16:48 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #33 received at 580888@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 580888@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: gnome-media-player: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:07:55 +0000
retitle 580888 RFP: gnome-media-player -- GNOME Media Player is a simple media player for GNOME.
noowner 580888
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of gnome-media-player back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 6 months.

If you are still interested in adopting gnome-media-player, please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 580888 ITP: gnome-media-player -- GNOME Media Player is a simple media player for GNOME.
 owner 580888 !
 thanks

However, it is not recommended to keep ITP for a long time without acting on
the package, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to refrain from
packaging that software. It is also a good idea to document your progress on
this ITP from time to time, by mailing <580888@bugs.debian.org>.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>




Changed Bug title to 'RFP: gnome-media-player -- GNOME Media Player is a simple media player for GNOME.' from 'ITP: gnome-media-player -- GNOME Media Player is a simple media player for GNOME.' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 18:21:58 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by Bilal Akhtar <bilalakhtar96@yahoo.com>. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 18:21:59 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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