[FFmpeg-devel] [VOTE] drop support for using libav* compiled with mingw/cygwin in msvc
Wed Feb 27 01:27:42 CET 2008
On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 11:29:15PM +0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> writes:
> > On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 01:59:45PM +0100, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> >> [...]
> > Can we please have a bit more discussion before resorting to votes the
> > next time around?
Yes, sorry. This is the kind of thing that happens without a formal voting
> For the record, my decision to change the code had nothing to do with
> any "voting" that may have taken place.
Of course not, after all the vote said revert, you did not revert :)
> I do not believe in democracy.
> To run a country, democracy is probably the best system devised thus
> far, although it is by no means perfect. This is because populations
> at large have at most average intelligence, probably lower .
So far i agree with you ...
> In a
> group like FFmpeg, the average intelligence is high enough that the
> chances of reaching a consensus around a sensible decision are pretty
We did not really reach a consensus, my oppinion is still that the
original was best, and that the second best would be as it is
currently but without the AV_VERSION(_INT) macros requireing the
reader to search and open a second file.
Its not something i will fight over but its not a consensus.
If it were one, list the names of the people who do agree with it!
> In a group of intelligent people it is also much more difficult
> for a tyrant to gain foothold.
I can not say that i agree or disagree here, just that i have some
doubt. Also the word "intelligent" is a little vague, what is intelligence?
I think that the word "educated" fits better.
> In other words, by resorting to
> democratic processes, an intelligent group is likely to make worse
> decisions than had time been allowed for proper discussion and
I cannot follow your reasoning here ...
> Who wants to join me in founding the Kingdom of FFmpeg?
We all do, but we lack land and the ability to defend it. without these
2 the local police would end our rule quite quickly. ;)
Michael GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB
Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony.
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