[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 4/5] Revert "doc: fate: Support building a plain text version"

Timothy Gu timothygu99 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 29 23:49:09 CET 2013

On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 12:00 PM, Alexander Strasser <eclipse7 at gmx.net> wrote:
> On 2013-11-29 11:19 -0800, Timothy Gu wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 10:54 AM, Alexander Strasser <eclipse7 at gmx.net> wrote:
>> >   I _do honestly *not* understand_ what this patch is about. This
>> > leaves me puzzled so I am not sure what to do now. Maybe I should
>> > read some more random mails and hope to get some usable context.
>> I was cleaning up the .txt files in doc/ because they either should be
>> in .texi or in some other places (e.g. wiki, doxygen, etc.). Then I
>> was amazed that we are actually _generating_ files. And git blame
>> turns up your commit, so I reverted it.
>   I do not see a real problem still. I do not know of any policy that
> .txt files are not allowed in doc/ which would seem rather awkward to
> me.

It is allowed, but there is no reason to use it when better alternatives exist.

* If a person likes HTML, there you go.
* If a person doesn't like HTML, (s)he can read .texi

(I said this in my last mail)

>   Then and now I do not think it makes sense to install the fate.txt
> file. You do not actually install FFmpeg to make a fate client. It
> is meant to be read out of the source directory.

I used the argument that it is not installed to say that there is no
reason to generate it. I didn't mean that it should be installed.


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