GStreamer on freedesktop

"Marc Boris Dürner" mduerner at
Tue Dec 9 14:39:02 EET 2003

Dear Thomas, 
I may seem a bit aggressive here, but I assure you I am not ;) I do not want
Gnome or 
GTK to die, nor do I want KDE to dominate the world. Most of the code I
write does not 
use Qt, except some little frontends. I am neither a KDE person nor a Gnome
maybe a GNU person;) was sold to the masses as a zone, where there would be room
creativity without the boundary of politics. It was promised that no desktop
dependencies would be allowed therefore. In the beginning there were mostly
file format 
specs discussed, which is great! 
Then there was the start of dbus and HAL, which was kept neutral by
implementing it 
without a dependency on glib or qt. It can even be seen as a reference
and if you wanted you could reimplement it in any language/toolkit you want.
Again a 
great thing! You have the freedesktop Xserver and cairo not depending on
desktop specific. Excellent! 
I just want to make sure keeps its promises and becomes
NOR g* dependant! 
On Tuesday 09 December 2003 13:19, Thomas Vander Stichele wrote: 
> El mar, 09-12-2003 a las 12:46, "Marc Boris Dürner" escribió: 
> > Hi, 
> > 
> > > No, GStreamer still uses glib... 
> > > Also, it's 2003, going on 2004, I'm pretty sure a lot of people are 
> > > willing to move on beyond doctrine :) If KDE doesn't want to use 
> > > GStreamer, I cannot make them. 
> > 
> > Ok, great! I can use Qt/QObject now for projects? 
> > Thanks, thats great news! 
> Hi Marc, 
> I don't know you, but I have the feeling I'm being held hostage in some 
> political discussion here and being used as either a shield or 
> ammunition.  In case you didn't know, I'm new on this list and I have no 
> authority whatsoever to speak on whether or not Qt/Qobject is ok for 
> projects. 
> If I am indeed being used as ammunition in some discussion I don't know 
> about, please find a more productive way of settling that discussion. 
> Also, if GStreamer cannot move to freedesktop because of GLib, please 
> tell me so with some evidence to back up that claim so that I know what 
> the reasons are.  I'm interested in getting stuff done, not rehashing 
> tiring discussions on whether or not some imaginary balance in the 
> universe is correct. 
> Thanks, 
> Thomas 
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