gnome-media is unmaintained and needs upgrading

Bug #1363973 reported by Alberto Salvia Novella on 2014-09-01
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-media (Debian)
Fix Released
Unknown
gnome-media (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

The package version of gnome-media in current development releases of Debian and GNOME is 3.4, but:

 - The upstream GNOME developers are not longer supporting it (https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=677199)
 - GNOME Sound Recorder in this package hasn't been working since November 2011 (https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=649510)
 - The package has been kept in this version since May 2013 (https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=gnome-media)
 - GNOME Sound Recorder has been rewritten from scratch in JavaScript (https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=677199#c9)

So this package needs upgrading within Ubuntu.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: gnome-media 3.4.0-1ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-35.62-generic 3.13.11.6
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-35-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Mon Sep 1 13:47:13 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-01-25 (583 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5)
SourcePackage: gnome-media
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2014-04-28 (126 days ago)

Changed in gnome-media (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
no longer affects: gnome-media
Changed in gnome-media (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks, there is no "upgrading" that be made there, 3.4 is the current upstream version...

GNOME media has been deprecated, although it seems it could be needed by some applications:

 - <https://github.com/GNOME/gnome-media>
 - <http://marc.info/?l=macports-changes&m=138434846025803&w=2>
 - <https://mail.gnome.org/archives/commits-list/2014-July/msg07826.html>

GNOME sound recorder has been rewritten from scratch, and needs upgrading as it is completely broken.

Changed in gnome-media (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :

Seems that the only use of this source is for the gstreamer-properties capplet. (currently broken in 15.04
Is there a replacement for gstreamer-properties or does gnome no longer need or desire it ?

Changed in gnome-media (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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