[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: On2 vs libvp62

Måns Rullgård mru
Fri Apr 21 23:12:21 CEST 2006

Oded Shimon <ods15 at ods15.dyndns.org> writes:

> 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_...

I might possibly go as far as to call some of them usable, but
useful... no way.

> 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 
> hell...

Opera insists on creating the initial window maximized.  That makes it
evil in my view.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mru at inprovide.com

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