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From: Sune Vuorela <Sune <at> vuorela.dk>
Subject: Re: Bug#531221: okular: Arbitrarily enforces DRM
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.debian.devel.general
Date: Sunday 31st May 2009 17:11:51 UTC (over 8 years ago)
(Please everybody: I read debian devel, I am maintainer of the package so I

get a copy of emails to the bug report. That's already 2 copies. I don't
need 
a 3rd one put directly in my mailbox)

On Sunday 31 May 2009 16:05:10 John Goerzen wrote:
> Could you share your reasoning with us, specifically why you don't like
> each of the four options I mentioned?  (Reproduced below)
>
> 1) Remove the DRM feature entirely

It's a deviation from upstream that we would have to maintain for eternity.

This issue is not important enough for me to put the extra required work
into 
it.

> 2) Patch the default to have it disabled

It's a deviation from upstream that we would have to maintain for eternity.
This issue is not important enough for me to put the extra required work
into 
it

> 3) Patch the prompt to have an "allow/deny" option

It's a deviation from upstream that we would have to maintain for eternity.
This issue is not important enough for me to put the extra required work
into 
it.
Getting the prompt options translated and patch all translation packages is

also not something to be easy done, please get out of your anglocentered 
world.

> 4) Patch the text to tell people where to go to turn it off

It's a deviation from upstream that we would have to maintain for eternity.
This issue is not important enough for me to put the extra required work
into 
it.
Getting the prompt options translated and patch all translation packages is

also not something to be easy done, please get out of your anglocentered 
world.


When accepting patches that upstream won't carry the maintainers have to 
maintain it forever, thru all new upstream revisions of the software. Some 
times, it can be done with quilt refresh, some times it needs a much closer

look at the code to get to a good enough level of understanding to actually
be 
able to update the patch. 
If it is worth the extra work is to decided upon by a case to case basis 
amongst the maintainers, and the Debian Qt/KDE Maintainers have decided
that 
this is not a issue where it is worth the extra work.

/Sune
-- 
I'm not able to turn off the software of a line from Explorer, how does it 
work?

First of all you neither should send to the EIDE RW port 7, nor need to
mount 
a terminale in order to digit on the tower over the controller to a 3X 
processor on a RAM POP periferic.
 
CD: 3ms