[GFSD] Miro suggests non-free software

Projet:Trisquel
Version:6.0
Composant:Packages
Catégorie:Rapporter un bogue
Priorité:critical
Attribué:Non assigné
Statut:patch (ready)
Description

See in the chat below (pasted from IRC #trisquel).

We were discussing methods of downloading YouTube videos onto one's HDD.
I knew of Miro which was capable of doing this.

I checked the repo's and it was there.

I installed it, and it had the following message when I started up the application:

"For the best Miro experience, we suggest you install Bonjour. Installing Bonjour will allow you share your media libraries with other Miro users on your network, as well as stream media from other Miro users on your network."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonjour_%28software%29

Miro (from Trisquel) is recommend the non-free package "Bonjour" as an enhancement.

This is a big, and directly violates the #1 goal of Trisquel, in creating a fully libre/free-sw distro based on the FSF guidelines.

The software must be removed.
I'm glad I installed it... now I will uninstall it. I urge others to do the same.

i also like how it doesnt load by default
you have to press "click to play'
the size is messed up, like the size when i play it in mplayer
do this:
disable GNASH (or use &html5=1) in youtube,
and if HTML5 isnt supported in that vid, enable Gnash again
best method ive found
and its better than using non-free adobe flash
I'm surprised it even exists. I've been downloading crappy Flash video files with youtube-dl and watching in mplayer.
VLC supports flv's pretty well i think
ive used it for that in the past
it does
also,
im not sure if Miro is available in Trisquel repo,
but that can DL youtube vids
and its free-sw i believe
yes i just checked
install miro (using synaptic or apt-get)
it can do other sites too (not just yT)
I paste YouTube-links into VLC.
youtube-dl does the job... it does other sites, too.
VLC can do that?
didn't knew
youtube-dl
Oh, is Miro a fancy, graphical programme?
hm
i just installed miro from the repos's
it says when i start it up:
I've always used youtube-dl.
"For the best Miro experience, we suggest you install Bonjour. Installing Bonjour will allow you share your media libraries with other Miro users on your network, as well as stream media from other Miro users on your network."
isnt Banjour non-free?
so:
it looks on first glance like the trisquel-dev team should remove miro from their repo's
unless im mistaken
since it is recommending non-free software
report it as a bug
and they will fix it
where can I report it?
hold on and i will get the link

mar, 05/14/2013 - 03:18

It looks like there is a similar entreaty on the "Sharing" tab (under the preferences menu) to install Bonjour. I believe this can be fixed by simply inviting the user to install Avahi mDNSResponder compatibility library (libavahi-compat-libdnssd1) rather than Bonjour.

mar, 05/14/2013 - 03:25

I thought it best to reply here instead of responding to you in IRC.

If that is the case, then there is a fix available; but the software still recommends the official Bonjour.

Perhaps miro can be removed for now so as to avoid misleading others, while the miro team fix this error.

mar, 05/14/2013 - 03:35

I emailed the miro team - looks like a trivial fix if there is a free Bonjour-compatible replacement available. They only need to change a string in their source code so that the message doesn't recommend the now-obsolete non-free version.

mar, 05/14/2013 - 23:22

I believe this patch should be enough to satisfy the recommendation of the free alternative.

Fichier attachéTaille
recommend_avahi.patch 2.2 Ko
mer, 05/15/2013 - 21:03

fchmmr, could you please post their response if they write you one. Thanks.

Sam, 05/25/2013 - 10:13
Titre:non-free package detected (miro)» [GFSD] Miro suggests non-free software
Sam, 05/25/2013 - 10:18
Statut:active» patch (ready)

I took a look at the patch and it looks okay.

Sam, 05/25/2013 - 20:14

Apple released Bonjour under a free software license.
http://www.opensource.apple.com/source/mDNSResponder/mDNSResponder-379.37/LICENSE
To get a free version one can recompile mDNSResponder using MinGW.
Trisquel includes avahi, so Bonjour is not needed.

Never versions suggest Flash Player if you are on Windows.