[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: [Ffmpeg-devel-old] Re: Using ffmpeg libs in an OSS project is a nightmare

Rich Felker dalias
Tue Aug 9 05:47:33 CEST 2005

On Mon, Aug 08, 2005 at 11:42:14PM +0000, Burkhard Plaum wrote:
> > > The only things we must make sure, are
> > > that ffmpeg developers aren't bothered with reports about bugs,
> > > they aren't responsible for, and that general bugfixes find their
> > > way back into the original ffmpeg.
> > 
> > This is just as bad. The problem is that everyone is using old crap
> > and reporting bugs in old crap. 
> That's what I wrote above. It must be clearly said, that such releases
> aren't supported by the ffmpeg project. Today, you get bugreports for
> your latest 0.4.9pre1 or even 0.4.8. With 3 releases a year and a notice,
> that ffmpeg people aren't responsible for them, things can only get better :)
> Furthermore, when others prepare a release, they'll probably do some intensive
> testing before. So you'll get bugreports and patches from developers, who know
> at least a bit about multimedia.

LOL. Just a minute ago you were saying we could make snapshots direct
from cvs and call them releases with no effort. Now you've made up
some imaginary team that will clean up and maintain sync with a forked
release codebase... Make up your mind already!

> > There's already a PERFECT solution
> > that works for everyone who's doing it: include lavc with your project
> > and static link it.
> That doesn't work, if you need (for whatever reason) dynamic linking.
> Furthermore, it's unneccesary labor, when dozens of projects upgrade their
> ffmpeg trees all the time. So why not save some energy (and installation 
> disk space) where it makes sense?

You're missing the point: IT WILL NOT SAVE ENERGY! It will take a lot
more work. If you think it's so easy, do it yourself, but chances are
the lavc developers will have no part in it and will not endorse it.

> Wondering how many Gigs my linux would need if every gnome applet would be 
> perfect enough to include and statically link gtk ;)

Should be zero, because it should not include any gnome shit. :)


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