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

Steve Lhomme slhomme
Tue Aug 1 17:11:48 CEST 2006

Ramiro Polla wrote:
> 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.

Good idea. I think it would benefit a lot of people. I'm planning to 
port the inline gcc assembly into standlone ASM files that can be 
handled by yasm/nasm. This way it should be possible to build most of 
FFMPEG in Visual Studio. The binaries should end up smaller and faster 
than MinGW.

> 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.

History shows that it doesn't happen (look at VLC and Xine patches).

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