[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Dynamic plugins loading

Diego Biurrun diego
Wed Nov 3 00:54:51 CET 2010

On Tue, Nov 02, 2010 at 08:53:47PM +0200, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 3:09 PM, Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 02, 2010 at 02:23:56PM +0200, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> >> Personally I think it's a shame that FFmpeg is not shipped in such
> >> important distributions just because of this reason.
> >
> > How many people here have even heard of meego and how many use Fedora
> > (on their desktops)?
> Who cares what people here have heard of? Presumably for your argument
> what matters is what people _out there_ use.

Correct, this is exactly my point.  I have never seen anybody "out there"
use either.

> > Nowadays FFmpeg is available in all mainstream
> > distributions, it's just the fringe ones that are missing, see
> >
> > http://wiki.multimedia.cx/index.php?title=FFmpeg_distribution_status
> >
> > BTW, if you have information to contribute to that package, let me know.
> Are you saying Fedora is a fringe distribution?

A fringe desktop distribution, yes.

> The mainstream distributions are:
>  1. Ubuntu
>  2. Fedora
>  3. Mint

What is Mint?  I have never heard of or seen it during years of going
to Linux conferences...

>  4. OpenSUSE
>  5. Debian
> http://distrowatch.com/
> If you have evidence that suggests otherwise it would be nice to see that.

The only places I have ever seen Fedora used is at the Fedora booth at
LinuxTag, Dominik's laptop and one other person I know.  I have never
heard about Mint before (well, let's say I don't remember) and maemo
or meego is a corporate-sponsored project with no adoption from endusers
that I am aware of.

I'm sure there are trillions of people running Fedora or Red Hat or CentOS
on servers, but you were talking about desktops.  I just don't believe that
Fedora's market share on the Linux desktop is anything but minuscule.
Maybe it would be higher if they offered their users more than just
support for fring multimedia formats.


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