[FFmpeg-devel] FFmpegs future and resigning as leader

compn tempn at mi.rr.com
Tue Aug 25 20:52:08 CEST 2015

On Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:51:25 -0600
Roger Pack <rogerdpack2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I guess most of the decision making will be decided in person or
> something like that [?]

no, we arent making decisions in person. this is something i can speak
for the project on.

i'm guessing its less than 10 ffmpeg devels showing up to vdd in sept.
there will be some discussions in person of course.

discussions on irc , email and on ml, decisions on ml so that all devels
can take part. since we currently dont have a leader, i guess we're back
to straight mob-rule democracy.

unless we can get baptiste to come back and be leader...

> Once there's general concensus around what to do I will follow it,
> please post an announcement or something :)

of course.

> I'll admit one of the thoughts I had for "recombining" was (cough)
> basically directing new patches to libav, then somebody [michael? not
> as a committer, just contributor] going back through the last 4 years
> of commits and trying to get them committed to libav.  Fun fun (not
> really--just a lot of work).  And possibly not an option dunno.

this idea to cherry pick has been suggested already. it is under
consideration by everyone right now. some people have made up their

4 years of patches would be quite a lot of work. michael was clear that
he did not want to deal with merging, forks or hostility anymore, so i
dont believe its nice to ask him to do this.

which means finding volunteers to do this idea.

somewhat related, there was talk on irc of a workaround to avoid
landing on a merge when using git bisect. i forgot it already.

there are of course many other ideas.

earlier in this thread it was suggested to write down your ideas and
we'll see how many of them we all agree on, then we'll vote on all of
that i guess.

> Cheers!
> -roger-

hope i answered some of the questions that i could. well this is just
my opinion i dont speak for the project.


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