[FFmpeg-devel] installing shared libraries fails after SVN 12598

The Wanderer inverseparadox
Thu Apr 3 03:33:52 CEST 2008

Dennis Volodomanov wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Diego Biurrun [mailto:diego at biurrun.de]
>> Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 9:27 PM
>> To: FFmpeg development discussions and patches
>> Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-devel] installing shared libraries fails after SVN 12598
>> On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 02:43:52PM +1100, Dennis Volodomanov wrote:
>> >
>> > I'm getting the following error with the latest code:
>> I'm getting the following errors with your email:
>> - top-posted
>> - thread broken
>> I see you use Outlook/Exchange so no surprises there.
>> Now could you please tell me how we can make lurkers aware of the
>> mailing list rules? Not a day passes where this problem does not
>> come up ... :-(
>> Diego
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> Hi,
> Well, I'm sorry for top-posting - that was my mistake, but I don't
> understand what do you mean by the broken thread?

He means that although your reply had the same Subject line as the
message you were responding to, it did not have an In-Reply-To header,
and so it appears as the beginning of a new thread in any mail client
which understands how to do threads properly (i.e., just about every
mail client except for Outlook Express and possibly Outlook).

Also, while bottom-posting is an improvement, proper quoting involves
snipping out the parts you aren't responding to - specifically including
signatures and mailing list footers, such as the one I have left quoted
above. Better than bottom-posting is interleaved posting, of which this
message (like almost every other reply posted to this mailing list) is
an example.

Also, multi-line attribution blocks (aside from ones which are a single
line wrapped onto two or more because it would be too long otherwise)
are, in at least my opinion, annoying at best...

> I do find it strange that you jump to some conclusions based on some
> header text and attempt a personal attack though.

I don't see a personal attack, and I'm having a hard time seeing what
conclusions you're saying he was jumping to. Are you saying that you do
*not* use Outlook and/or Exchange, much less in conjunction with one

It's more or less undeniable that there does seem to be a strong
correlation between use of those programs and failure to adhere to
established mail standards (either in quoting or in threading)... I am
now forced to use Outlook at work (the alternative being to quit, which
I am still seriously considering if I can find a remotely reasonable
alternative), and have to go well out of my way to avoid quoting
incorrectly, though fortunately Outlook 2003 does seem to understand how
to set an In-Reply-To header.

    The Wanderer

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