[needs-packaging] sound-theme- freedesktop 0.2

Reported by Luke Yelavich on 2008-10-10
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Nominated for Jaunty by Brian

Bug Description

Rationale:
Gnome 2.24 uses a different framework for playing sound events called libcanberra. Libcanberra will not play any sound themes unless it can find the freedesktop sound theme to fall back on, in the event that a sound for a particular event cannot be found.

Ubuntu currently doesn't have this theme in a stand-alone package in the archive. It has been packaged for Debian, however it has been rejected for licensing reasons.

Attached are debian/control and debian/copyright which explain the package's use, and licenses for the sounds that are included.

Intrepid needs this package if any support for sound theme playback is desired.

Luke Yelavich (themuso) wrote :
Luke Yelavich (themuso) wrote :
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

what's the estimated disk footprint of this sound theme?

wouldn't it be better to fix libcanberra so that it /does/ play sound events, instead of worrying about a fallback theme that it shouldn't be using anyway?

On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 12:28:34PM EST, Steve Langasek wrote:
> what's the estimated disk footprint of this sound theme?

812KB

> wouldn't it be better to fix libcanberra so that it /does/ play sound
> events, instead of worrying about a fallback theme that it shouldn't be
> using anyway?

Looking at the code for libcanberra, this would in fact be very easy to do, and will also get rid of a nasty race condition where the freedesktop theme is sometimes favoured over the ubuntu theme, even though the ubuntu theme is set as the default.

I'll test this approach.

This seems to have been handled otherwise, to the benefit of our CD image sizes. Having them in the archive is a valid request, but that's now a jaunty matter which doesn't require a freeze exception, so unsubscribing ubuntu-release.

Shirish Agarwal (shirishag75) wrote :

Hi,
What's the status of this bug? Because this is not in there I've not been able to play sound-events in Jaunty.

Had to download the default theme from http://0pointer.de/public/sound-theme-freedesktop.tar.gz and extract to /usr/share/sounds and then could get some of the sounds working.

The freedesktop theme has 37 odd files while the ubuntu-theme has only 12 so far.

Hi Luke,

Was there any positive out come from talking to upstream about the licensing issue? From what I could tell from mailing list archives, it doesn't sound so....

The new upstream package offers a real build system which allows for translations. The old packaging doesn't apply.

I have re-packaged this from scratch. It can be found on REVU:

http://revu.ubuntuwire.com/details.py?package=sound-theme-freedesktop

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

*** This is an automated message ***

This bug is tagged needs-packaging which identifies it as a request for a new package in Ubuntu. As a part of the managing needs-packaging bug reports specification, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Specs/NeedsPackagingBugs, all needs-packaging bug reports have Wishlist importance. Subsequently, I'm setting this bug's status to Wishlist.

sound-theme-freedesktop (0.2-0ubuntu1) karmic; urgency=low

  * Initial release (LP: #281044)

 -- Andrew Starr-Bochicchio < <email address hidden> Wed, 06 May 2009 00:44:30 -0400

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in debian:
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in debian:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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