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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 5:43 pm    Post subject: Will gentoo want to add NeroLINUX into the portage ? Reply with quote

http://www.nero.com/en/NeroLINUX.html

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given that one must provide valid registration information for the Windows version of Nero (which would require that one purchase it first) in order to download the Linux package, such an addition to portage would be of pretty limited utility for Gentoo users. Nevertheless, nothing is stopping anyone from making an ebuild and submitting it to bugzilla. It just won't be me ;)
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It isn't free. And by free I dont mean non-GPL'd or opensource, but really NOT free - you need to pay for a liscence for Nero 6. So I dont think it can be added to portage.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

black hole sun wrote:
It isn't free. And by free I dont mean non-GPL'd or opensource, but really NOT free - you need to pay for a liscence for Nero 6. So I dont think it can be added to portage.

I thought about saying something like this in reply, but win4lin is not free either, and there is a win4lin package in the portage tree. I'm sure there are other examples that can be given, so this is not a reason that stands up to scrutiny to keep Nero for Linux out of portage.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

why not?
such an ebuild would just need s "fetch" requirement
Take Cedega

IF some1 out there has it (I have one of those stupid OEM versions so I cant !!!!) then an ebuild could be written.
It is distrobuted as RPM so a rpm2tgz would be required in the ebuild
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got it, but I'm having trouble with the ebuild.

I'm willing to work with someone if they can get with me
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

k3b is better than nero anyway
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heres the ebuild tarred up, just extract it to /usr/local/portage

http://www.sictaar.com/NeroLINUX-2.0.0.0.tar.gz

enjoy, i'm not sure how to add stuff to portage (with bugzilla), or whether it already exhists, so I'm just gonna let you guys take care of it
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW, it pwns k3b, I just checked it out
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mdshort wrote:
BTW, it pwns k3b, I just checked it out

It's not free (freedom or beer)... it's not worth it. k3b works fine.

If there's an ebuild, it should be added to Portage though - just because I don't want it doesn't mean nobody else will.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if the ebuild isn't buggy, it could be added to portage (hard-masked for all platforms :) - just a joke). But I fear that gentoo devs wouldn't be able to test the ebuild (unless someone donates them a licenced version).
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Personally I don't like nero - neter did I when I used winslows (It actually burnt two of my CD-burner devices! Really). Even if nero was opensource I wouldn't use it as it would remind me the days I used winblows.
IMO, any GNU/Linux distro should promote Free (speech, not beer) software. Nero is a proprietary app. Why would anyone want it if there are Free alternatives?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll start this out by saying, IMHO so nobody gets the wrong idea. I use nero religiously on my windows boxes. Of course the only reason I have a windows box is for work related things. Some microshaft copyrighted protocol on the network for email or something. I would love to use nero in linux simply because I don't like Kilgrough's Desktop Enviroment, and there's no k3b similar burner for Gnome. NeroLinux uses gtk+ therefore it would run in gnome without the need for KDE libs and base. K3B just wastes HDD space. I welcome the closed source burner until something open comes along that's comparable. I honestly think there's others that feel the same way. Any idea when we can expect to see it in portage officially?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

naviathan01 wrote:
I don't like Kilgrough's Desktop Enviroment, and there's no k3b similar burner for Gnome.

Probably you have not tried Gcombust http://www.abo.fi/~jmunsin/gcombust/

I do not want to see neroliux at any time under any distro of linux, for example gentoo. I will migrate to debian, it respects open source) It sucks (it is not open source) and also is copyrighted, and any application of linux should be released under GPL or similar, with full source code available worlwide. If i am going to use nerolinux, why on world am i going to use linux? i just intall windows xp (where nero works better and ever will do better than llinux) and fuck you all lazy guys who do not want to install k3b. How can think like this a linux user (i think that you are probably a noob and you have no idea). I think this is not a solution.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

naviathan01 wrote:
K3B just wastes HDD space.

Have you actually used it?

Also, as with Adobe and their Reader, don't expect all the features of the windows nero to be ported over.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please follow up to https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-307002.html

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