3.3 Requirements update:

Michael Pyne pynm0001 at comcast.net
Tue Aug 10 22:43:05 BST 2004

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On Tuesday 10 August 2004 17:18, Caleb Tennis wrote:
> I was posting some of this on the dot, but I thought it would get lost in
> the vacuum, so I figured I'd mail it here in case anyone wants to
> discuss/dispute it.  Page in question:
> http://www.kde.org/info/requirements/3.3.php

> 1. kdemultimedia needs to have (recommend?) deps added for taglib,
> musicbrainz, and tunepimp and an optional dep added for speex.  Perhaps
> Scott Wheeler can elaborate more.

AFAIK, taglib, musicbrainz, and tunepimp are all optional.  TagLib happens to 
be required for JuK, but not for all of kdemultimedia.  I would say that 
taglib is highly recommended even if the user won't be running JuK however, 
as it is also used now by amaroK and the mp3 KFile plugin, and other programs 
are in the process of adding TagLib support.

JuK is the only program in kdemultimedia that I know of that uses musicbrainz 
or tunepimp, but it will build without them, albeit with missing 
functionality.  So I would say those dependencies are recommended.  Also, 
amaroK includes musicbrainz and is including tunepimp functionality, so those 
will be useful even outside of the kdemultimedia module.

I can't comment much on speex as it's used by aKode, but I believe it's a 
sound file format for voice, and as such I would say is an optional 

Scott can correct me if I'm wrong (it wouldn't be the first time. ;-) ), but I 
believe that's a pretty accurate rundown.

 - Michael Pyne
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