[FFmpeg-devel] Proposal: Homebrew tap for FFmpeg

Michael Niedermayer michael at niedermayer.cc
Thu Feb 7 22:29:40 EET 2019

On Thu, Feb 07, 2019 at 05:28:10PM +0000, Derek Buitenhuis wrote:
> On 07/02/2019 16:43, Werner Robitza wrote:
> > Several people have already volunteered in this thread (Reto, Kyle and
> > me), as well as the author of this formula (with whom I've had offline
> > discussions), which we can use as a starting point:
> > https://github.com/varenc/homebrew-ffmpeg-with-options/blob/master/Formula/ffmpeg.rb
> > (mentioned in my original post).
> I haven't seen anyone object to hosting it as a separate repo on our infra,
> but I also didn't see anyone who maintains our infra reply... maybe Michael
> has opinions.

I can setup a repo on github and or on git.ffmpeg.org (where ffmpeg-web is)
https://github.com/FFmpeg/web currently is a mirror of git.ffmpeg.org 
assuming there is consensus that such a thing should be created

Its important that someone maintains this though, that is for example
someone needs to take care of reported bugs.

It was not mentioned in this thread but i think it should be clear that
if this ends up not being maintained (well) then we should remove it again.

Also we should aim toward having a good relation with everyone who
maintains a different solution. 
The way i see it this is being created out of a technical need (the
removial of easy user configuration support) 
Iam just saying this as ffmpeg-devel has sometimes been a bit toxic.
I think we should make double sure this does not degenerate into some
sort of hostile fork ...
and i probably should also say that i do not know exactly who maintains
which alternative where ...


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