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Oct
19

Native RealPlayer for FreeBSD

Some days ago I got approval from Real, I’m allowed to blog about the native FreeBSD RealPlayer. Now I get time to blog about it.

Ok, there’s not much to say about it so far. Some peo­ple in the FreeBSD com­mu­nity (among them 2 com­mit­ters, guess who is one of them…) are help­ing Real to get it up and run­ning on FreeBSD. The FreeBSD build machine is setup and some build logs are already gen­er­ated. Some minor prob­lems where iden­ti­fied (miss­ing soft­ware which can be installed out of the ports, some minor issues in the build sys­tem and some other easy to fix stuff I don’t remem­ber ATM) in a first round of log–review.

This reminds me that I should have a look if there are some new logs. Maybe I get time at the week­end. Let’s hope I don’t for­get about it… ;-)

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14 Responses to “Native RealPlayer for FreeBSD”

  1. Ceri Davies Says:

    That’s great news! Good luck with the rest of the work.

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  2. Henrik Brix Andersen Says:

    Nice :)

    Are we talk­ing Open Source — or native, binary dis­tri­b­u­tion of Real Player for FreeBSD?

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  3. BSDUnix Says:

    Native RealPlayer for FreeBSD

    Alexan­der Lei­dinger and another FreeBSD com­miter are work­ing on a nativ RealPlayer for FreeBSD.

    Alexan­der men­tioned in his blog article:

    .… The FreeBSD build machine is setup and some build logs are already gen­er­ated. Some minor prob­lems where ide

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  4. Daniel Seuffert Says:

    Cool! Please go for it, a lot of FreeBSD-users are eager to see your suc­cess! :)

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  5. Oliver Says:

    Indeed nice news :D Good luck! :)

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  6. Realplayer native für FreeBSD auf F!XMBR Says:

    […] Alexan­der Lei­dinger, Com­mit­ter bei FreeBSD, brachte heute die frohe Kunde — übri­gens ist er einer der­jeni­gen, die Real­Net­works bei ihrem Vorhaben unter­stützen werden […]

  7. grUNIX » Blog Archiv » RealPlayer bald für FreBSD Says:

    […] Alexan­der Lei­dinger, Com­mit­ter beim FreeBSD Project, hat heute in seinem Blog die frohe Kunde ver­lauten lassen, dass an einem nativen RealPlayer für FreeBSD gear­beitet wird. Er und ein weit­erer Com­mit­ter wer­den Real­Net­works dabei helfen den RealPlayer auf FreeBSD zu portieren. Unter FreeBSD gibt es bisher nur den Linux-Realplayer, um diesen zu nutzen muss aber die Linux Emu­la­tion instal­liert sein und laufen. Mit einem eige­nen nativen RealPlayer würde dies der Ver­gan­gen­heit angehören. […]

  8. netchild Says:

    The binary ver­sion (RealPlayer) is based upon the Open Source ver­sion (helix­player). So any fix to RealPlayer (our goal is to get it run­ning on FreeBSD) will be ben­e­fi­cial to the Open Source ver­sion too. So in some sense you will get both.

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  9. alius Says:

    How can You talk about the “ben­e­fit to Open Source” if it will be binary?!

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  10. Oliver Says:

    Helix­Player is the Open Source pen­dant to RealPlayer with­out cer­tain codecs (com­pare OpenOffice/StarOffice)

    So any fix to RealPlayer (our goal is to get it run­ning on FreeBSD) will be ben­e­fi­cial to the Open Source ver­sion too

    … is rather log­i­cal, isn’t it?

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  11. Calm down Says:

    It’s good news, but i’m not that happy with Real. They use Gtk and this won’t inte­grate well with KDE dis­tros such as PC-BSD and DesktopBSD.

    At least Skype and Opera use Qt. I won’t use RealOne player for this reason.

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  12. Daniel Seuffert Says:

    Sorry, you are wrong, there’s absolutely no prob­lem includ­ing Realplayer in PC-BSD or Desk­topBSD, they are already included (as well as other Gtk-based apps).

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  13. Calm down Says:

    No I’m not wrong. I use Fire­fox and Acro­bat Reader with KDE on FreeBSD, and they don’t inte­grate well at all even with gtk-qt-engine. These are the only 2 Gtk appli­ca­tions that I use. I avoid them.

    It’s like using Skype (Qt) in Ubuntu (Gtk). It looks ugly.

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  14. knowitall Says:

    stop bitch­ing and start cod­ing you lazy whiner :)

    gl with the real player peeps :D

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