[Ffmpeg-devel] [RFC] dlopen vs linking for external libraries

Baptiste Coudurier baptiste.coudurier
Tue Feb 27 13:42:48 CET 2007


M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Diego Biurrun said:
>> On Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 10:13:23AM -0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>>> Diego Biurrun said:
>>>> On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 05:24:20PM -0800, Roman Shaposhnick wrote:
>>>>>   Well, if Linux (and all UNIXes in general) would like to ever be
>>>>> considered as serious contenders for the Desktop crown -- they better
>>>>> start caring about things like how to make software work across
>>>>> distros and how to make it use each distro resources efficiently.
>>>> Funny how everybody seems to know what the magic ingredient to the soup
>>>> has to be so that if "Linux" (whatever that may be) drinks it today, it
>>>> will take the "Desktop" tomorrow.
>>>> Also funny that it's always something they have a direct interest in ..
>>> It's also funny that they assume "taking over the Desktop" is the primary goal.
>> Since it is a worthy goal it's a very good lure to make others accept
>> your arguments behind its disguise ...
> I gain nothing even if my software is used on every computer on the planet.
> I write whatever code I need myself, and when it suits my own personal needs,
> I'm satisfied.  A lot of what I write, I also release for others to use, should
> anyone find it useful.  That's all.  I don't care if it ends up being used by
> one person or by a million.  Sure, it's always fun if it does get widely used.
> That minor satisfaction is still not something I will make compromises of any
> kind to achieve.
> I work on FFmpeg because I want to use it, and coding it all myself is too
> large a task.  By contributing some pieces, I allow other developer to spend
> time more time on their parts.  A compromise on my part may pay off as a new
> codec from another contributor, something I can benefit from.  Compromising
> to cater for needs of non-developers will give me nothing in return.

Does that imply that you can make compromise with other developpers who
needs some code ? Im thinking about my lpcm in ps patch.


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