[FFmpeg-devel] Preliminary announcement about the current situation
Thu Jan 20 16:47:27 CET 2011
> When i consider A better than B i tended to insist on A. Especially when its
> about public API.
> Do people really want the 2nd best option to be choosen when its not much
> work to choose the best?
this is why i like you as ffmpeg maintainer. very bad others don't honor this...
> > D) mplayer != ffmpeg. I see that this is hard for you to accept, but
> > they are not the same. This includes swscale, mpcodecs, dll loader and
> > all the other endless flamewars.
> having a private repo resolves this and some other issues mentioned to some
ffmpeg and mplayer should be merged completely together. they depend heavly
on each other, and actually sharing lot of common code.
> > Having said all this, I don't want you to stop developing FFmpeg, but
> > that's exactly what I want you to do again: write code. Not mpcodecs
> > wrappers, but actual FFmpeg code. I think there's a lot of reasons why
> > you're not the ideal BDFL, but you are a great programmer and I'd wish
> > you did more of that.
> No doubt iam not the ideal BDFL, but noone in ffmpeg is the ideal BDFL. we
> dont have linus here, not even fabrice is left.
agree. but still you are the most close to linus from the ffmpeg people...
i wonder who else know deeply the whole ffmpeg code ?
> But id like to know why, if resolution of the problems listed here was the
> people did not present a list like this to me with signatures and an ultimatum
> to correct?
> You guys complain to me iam not good, and true but this is actually not better
> if not worse than what ive done. Thats not a good start for a new team IMHO
> Why did people overtake the server and domain and afterwards present this list
> instead of presenting it first giving me an ultimatum to deal with it and then
> take action if i fail?
agree. this "revolution" was done very bad way...
> Truth is 4? years ago i wrote a will to make sure the computer stuff i have
> would end up used somewhere in FOSS, both attila and diego are listed in it
> to get all my computers and distribute them as they see fit.
> Theres quite alot that has happened in the last few days and ive not made up my
> mind entirely what i will do, maybe ill continue to maintain ffmpeg at videolan
> for a while, as long as users or developers want it or there are some who
> offer little jobs on ffmpeg but in the end i will likely leave
> Contributing to the new maintainers is no fun
what about forking ffmpeg, and working with me on some really revolutionary stuff? :)
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