[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: On2 vs libvp62

Oded Shimon ods15
Fri Apr 21 22:53:20 CEST 2006

On Fri, Apr 21, 2006 at 08:26:10PM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Steve Lhomme <steve.lhomme at free.fr> writes:
> > M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> >>>>> You probably don't have such accomplishments - definietly not as an
> >>>>> "ffmpeg developer" - so why not just shut up ? (btw I don't have
> >>>>> such accomplishments either, but at least I have contributed to
> >>>>> ffmpeg more than 10 lines of trivial fixes - not much more, but
> >>>>> still).
> >>>> Accomplishments should be seen in the sense of writing good code, not
> >>>> writing popular code.
> >>> So good != useful ?
> >> No, but popular != useful && popular != good.
> >
> > Well, popular implies that it's useful (for a software). Do you know
> > many popular softwares that are not useful ?
> Almost all that can even remotely be considered popular.  That
> includes most operating systems, desktop environments (whatever one of
> those is supposed to actually *do*), word processors, media players,
> web browsers (no, I only use firefox because it's the least bad of
> them right now) ...

To be fair, he asked about usefulness. All the above mentioned things do 
indeed suck quite a damn bit, but they are at least _useful_...

BTW, I'm thinking opera might be the least bad browser, I'm not sure yet. 
Firefox seems just way too Windows oriented, memory hug and slow as 

- ods15

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