Posted on October 4th, 2011 No comments
The VideoLAN Repository will get through some minor changes. Mainly affected are current users of the vlc-beta packages, BUT there is important news for all of you:
The VideoLAN Project moved the VLC Player sources into the future. For this reason, vlc-beta packages as of now will only be built with full capabilities for openSUSE 11.4 and Factory (and future releases).
Currently, on 11.3 I had to drop v4l2 features, as the kernel is considered too old to be supported by the latest VLC snapshots (See this mail thread)
the existing 1.1.x packages are of course not affected, but there are plans to have 1.2 tree to become the ‘main’ tree for VLC! This would be some big news and changes coming down our way! Yay!
Posted on February 19th, 2011 1 comment
openSUSE 11.0 has been End-Of_life for a good while already, but the VLC Repository kept on being available for the users still relying on it. There have not been any updates and rebuilds for a long time (maintaining new versions became a nightmare, as underlying libraries started to be outdated).
For this reason I’m hereby announcing that the 11.0 repositories will be removed from the videolan download infrastructure by March 1st 2011 ! If you rely on having the packages available for your personal installations, please make sure to create a local copy of the FTP tree.
On the bright side though: the 11.4 repository has just been uploaded. It is built against the latest snapshot of 11.4, which is somewhat between RC1 and RC2. Most likely not much is changing that would affect stability of the VLC packages. And like always of course: Factory package keep on existing. But they did for a long time already.