Feature previews

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Mon Oct 22 11:36:47 UTC 2007

Jonathan Roberts wrote:
> Hey again,
> Needed a new subject :p
> Anybody got any suggestions about the best way to get previews of
> codec buddy and iced tea put together? I think these two are really
> cool features and definitely need to be made more public, but I'm not
> sure who the developers are/where to contact them etc...

For Codec Buddy, it is Bastien Nocera, bnocera AT redhat.com who did the 
packaging and integration. Gstream developer and Fluendo guy, Thomas 
Vander Stichele, thomas AT fluendo.com who developed the wrapper.

The questions surrounding this are:

How did the work start?

Is Fluendo contributing back anything back to Fedora or gstreamer?

Pointing to other sources besides Fluendo including a third party 
repository for those in regions that don't enforce software patents?

Why just totem? What about other gstreamer applications?

Packaged application instead of a tarball

What are the future plans?

> Perhaps it might be an idea to just put together a screencast of eac, 
> in use; codec buddy this is simple to imagine, but iced tea? Maybe a
> demo of a java web application being used or something?

For Iced Tea, I believe the lead Red Hat developer who did the original 
work was Thomas Fitzsimmons fitzsim AT redhat.com. Just a good 
explanation of the feature along with a screecast/ some screenshots 
should work well.

Questions surrounding this are:

How much work was involved?

Integration between GCJ applet and Iced tea in Fedora 8

Porting Iced Tea to other architectures

Collaboration with Sun?

What is the future of a liberated Java?

What other Java related work is going in Fedora?


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