RH8.0 (was Re: bluecurve)
zanfur at zanfur.com
Mon Jan 6 12:37:13 PST 2003
I think they're having massive probs compiling their mp3 packages with
gcc 3.0, which is what (I believe) they're insisting upon their 8.0
packages be built with. I myself had probs compiling it under gcc 3.0,
so I did it with 2.95.
I would expect it to be back in with 8.1 -- but don't quote me on that.
I don't remember any press about mp3's + redhat + licensing being bad
and them taking it out.
And everyone, please feel free to beat me over the head with a big stick
if you nkow I'm wrong -- I'd rather know :-)
On Mon, Jan 06, 2003 at 12:21:10PM -0800, David Talkington wrote:
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> Cliff said on Mon, 6 Jan 2003:
> > That was my biggest gripe. The broken xmms and lack of Mplayer were my
> > other complaints.
> So, what's up with this? There was a brief flurry of discussion about mp3
> licensing a few months ago, but as far as I know, it was resolved without
> further license restrictions. Why, specifically, has Red Hat taken the
> unpopular step of removing mp3 support? If they have any interest at all
> in the consumer market (perhaps they don't), the ability to handle mp3 is
> absolutely required. As has been pointed out, newbies certainly aren't
> going to tolerate the manual process required to add it.
> It's disappointing, because (as has also been noted) this knocks the wind
> out of an otherwise unqualified recommendation of Red Hat for a Winbie
> interested in trying Linux, particularly since their installation procerss
> has become so polished.
> - -d
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> David Talkington
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