[Ffmpeg-devel] flames

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Sun Apr 15 22:46:55 CEST 2007


On Sun, Apr 15, 2007 at 09:39:40PM +0100, Robert Swain wrote:
> On 15 Apr 2007, at 21:31, Steve Lhomme wrote:
> >Ismail D?nmez wrote:
> >>On Sunday 15 April 2007 22:29:00 Rich Felker wrote:
> >>>Sorry everyone for the hasty argument and flames. I'm not familiar
> >>>with all the issues Baptiste and Michael are discussing, but I  
> >>>hope we
> >>>can clear things up and lower the levels of hostility a little bit.
> >>>
> >>>As far as I can tell, Michael has very high standards for code that
> >>>goes in ffmpeg, and also wants clean, general-purpose interfaces to
> >>>the library rather than things that are very codec-specific or
> >>>hackish.
> >>>
> >>>On the other hand, Baptiste seems to be working very hard  
> >>>implementing
> >>>code to get done the jobs that he needs to do, and which may be  
> >>>useful
> >>>to many others as well.
> >>>
> >>>While there may be a difference in needs and approaches, I hope that
> >>>we can discuss like sane respectable people and reach not just a
> >>>solution to whatever arguments are going on now, but also future
> >>>direction and policy.
> >>Well imho also regressions are worrisome, recently (at least for  
> >>me) frame rate detection and also audio bitrate detection got  
> >>worse. Fixing regressions would be a priority. On the other hand a  
> >>fork might just make the whole situation worse (unlike X.org fork  
> >>from XFree86 where all-1 developers were involved in the fork  
> >>which is not the case here).
> >
> >The problem of any fork is to create a community around it. As you  
> >say, if it's a couple of developers "against" plenty it has little  
> >chance succeed. While I don't imagine FFMPEG fading away, I think a  
> >fork could only succeed if it adds something substantial.

yes and i can assure you i would merge any substantial additions into
main ffmpeg

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