A couple of weeks ago, I said I would not be backporting the latest versions of Glib2, Gtk+, GStreamer, etc to Hardy.

Today I decided I needed a newer GStreamer on my Hardy machine (where I build and use KDE from trunk almost daily) because I wanted to use libQtGstreamer.

As I expected, this requires major surgery to Hardy. Two prominent components of Hardy, ffmpeg and PulseAudio, require relatively recent versions. I don’t even know if it’s possible to build them due to limitations in Hardy’s kernel V4L2 support. In addition to that, I’m leaving on holidays to London and I won’t be able to work on this until next Wednesday.

Summary: IF YOU USE MY PPA AT THIS MOMENT, IT WILL BREAK YOUR HARDY INSTALLATION! BE VERY CAREFUL IF YOU RUN APTITUDE FULL-UPGRADE! I don’t like having the PPA broken for so long but I have to wake up in 4 hours and I really need to get some sleep.

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