[Ffmpeg-devel] h.264 decoding farked ?
Tue Jun 28 16:28:00 CEST 2005
On Tue, Jun 28, 2005 at 06:36:48AM -0700, Bill May wrote:
> Okay - I'll try that. Can I ask an honest question ? I'm not
> trolling. Why do you have such a negative reaction to the
> automake tools and libtool ? Is there a FAQ on this ?
It's in the MPlayer FAQ, FWIW. Also search the archives.
Summary: auto* are a bad tradeoff between added dependencies, versioning
hell, bloat and doubtful utility. A big problem is also that so few
people understand them properly and thus maintenance and review become
MPlayer/FFmpeg are not the only projects that reject auto*. Just google
around or look at the archives of the vpnc project.
Please let the matter rest now, this subject has spawned far too many
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