[Ffmpeg-devel] [RFC] ffmpeg-windows mailinglist?

Ramiro Polla ramiro86
Tue Aug 1 16:57:29 CEST 2006

Herv? W. wrote:
>On 01/08/06, Nico Sabbi <nsabbi at email.it> wrote:
>>Diego Biurrun wrote:
>> > On Tue, Aug 01, 2006 at 01:35:41PM  0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>> >
>> >> Michael Niedermayer said:
>> >>
>> >>> maybe we should create $subj?
>> >>>
>> >> FYI, I will not subscribe to such a list.
>> >>
>> >
>> > Neither will I, but I'm all for creating it.
>> >
>> > Diego
>> >
>So nobody is going to subscribe to that list? Which effectively means
>you'll be throwing away the work that already has gone into cygwin and
>mingw support.
>Patches from outside, to fix what the regular ffmpeg development
>breaks, should presumably go to that new list? And with nobody there
>to review them they just go to the archives to rot.
Actually I think it's a grand idea. I would definitely subscribe to that
list. Any windows whiners (like me) that come ask here could be told to
go ask there, and only there, instead of being ignored or flamed. I'll
host a page with windows-only patches and guides to building ffmpeg
under windows. I imagine (hope) that from time to time some real ffmpeg
developer will be nice enough to check there and see if there's
something that could potentially be applied into the real ffmpeg.
>>such a list will also serve the purpose of /dev/null-ing windows whiners
>>and keep ffmpeg-devel more on topic than it is currently
>If you're suggesting that those "windows whiners" are subtracting from
>time spent on regular ffmpeg development, I think you're exaggerating.
>The "windows whiners" usually get ignored or told to switch to a real
>operating system.
I think we get the point that ffmpeg developers don't like Windows. More
specifically Windows users. We normally ask newbie questions, and say
"It doesn't work." without saying what doesn't work. Simply suggesting
to "switch to a real operating system" is not a real engineering
solution. It avoids the problem instead of solving it.

Basically, making this new list would reduce the amount of ignorant
posts by us Windows users. We'll discuss changes in our own level, try
to be nice to each other,  as already happens in other devel
mailinglists like winpcap's, and make patches as we see fit for Windows,
trying our best to make the changes still work on Linux, so that they
might get applied someday. I, personally, will never come here again
with Windows-only-related problems.

Good bye,
Ramiro Polla
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