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Some updates on the Banshee repositories…

May 31st, 2011 by

Sometime ago Gabriel asked me if I could give him help with the Banshee repositories for openSUSE; This repositories have many users hanging around and some packages are enabled on other projects, which makes them somehow sensible to deep changes.

Today I’ve pushed to openSUSE:Factory Banshee 2.0.1 (latest stable release) and a few packages which live in the Banshee repository. I’ve also submitted a deletion request to ipod-sharp which is no longer maintained and was replaced in the past for libgpod.

I’ve fixed the pending issues I’ve seen on the Banshee repository and Banshee 2.0.1 and disabled SLE 11 builds (not requiring all the dependencies). The repository serves now the following platforms (banshee and banshee-community-extensions):
* SLE 11 SP1;
* openSUSE 11.3;
* openSUSE 11.4;
* openSUSE Factory;
* openSUSE Tumbleweed (new).

On Banshee:Unstable (which should hold the unstable releases, currently 2.1.0) I’ll be introducing some changes during the next days which will feature:
* Package being renamed to ‘banshee’, thus dropping the current banshee-1;
* Migration to pkgconfig() calls for >= 1130;
* Packages banshee and banshee-core get merged into banshee (currently banshee had only 4 documentation files);
*  New sub-package banshee-common to hold all the architecture independent files (ex: text files, icons, etc);
* A few cleanups on the spec file for unsupported platforms (SLE11 and SLE11SP1 do not meet the requirements for this version and superior).

Once this is implemented and tested I will look into Banshee:Alpha and see the best way to start building daily/weekly snapshots using the OBS magic available and some magic tricks hidden in Dimstar’s sleeve which kindly accepted my request to give me a hand on such evil task.

In the future, on the next stable release (2.2.0), I’ll move the changes from Banshee:Unstable to Banshee and hopefully change the development repository to Banshee (as if Factory has the latest stable release it makes no sense in having Banshee’s development repository in Banshee:Unstable) and synch all at once.

Users subscribed to Banshee:Unstable repository might see some turbulence during the next days, while users subscribing now through the 1-Click installer will already be installing Banshee with the changes described above.

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4 Responses to “Some updates on the Banshee repositories…”

  1. Banshee dev here.

    Please notice:
    - ipod-sharp dependency was removed on version 2.1.0, not 2.0.1.
    - rename of the launcher from “banshee-1″ to “banshee” should actually have been included in stable (2.0.1) because the changes landed before the 2.0.0 tag.

    Thanks for your work.

    • nmarques

      Hi,

      We’re pushing 2.1.0 to Factory (in fact 11.4 was released with 1.9.5 if I’m not mistaken). So we’re not breaking anything. On Banshee repositories it’s flagged with ‘Available for build’, so it should really have any issues.

      The renaming of the package is being taken care and it should be peaceful. OBS is a bit slow now (I assume it’s because of Factory rebuild).

      NP, I think that by the end of the week we’ll have all repositories working ok and properly synched.

      NM

  2. Atri

    Might be worth pushing 2.0.1 as official update to openSUSE 11.4, seeing as it is only a bugfix release. Let me know if I could help out.

    • nmarques

      I’m not sure if that’s possible, I think that 11.4 only accepts critical bug fixes and no version updates. Either way, the users can subscribe the banshee repositories and have banshee updated to either 2.1.0 or 2.0.1.