[FFmpeg-devel] Reintroducing FFmpeg to Debian

Alessio Treglia alessio at debian.org
Fri Aug 8 16:06:20 CEST 2014


On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 12:13 PM, Matthias Urlichs <matthias at urlichs.de> wrote:
> That leaves the question of the "official" opinion of the libav
> maintainers (pkg-multimedia-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org).
> Did none of them write anything in "defense" of libav, or have I simply
> missed it?
> IMHO the best idea at this point would be to toss out libav, and rebuild
> the rdeps with ffmpeg. Now, before it's too late for jessie.

This is an eminently bad idea. As I said before, it's too late for
Jessie already.

Many Jessie's multimedia framework and packages have been developed
and QA'd with libav.

We've spent a lot of time over the past months talking to upstreams,
forwarding them our patches and make sure their programs and libraries
work with libav.
We've spent ***months*** in making the whole thing work, and dropping
libav in favour of FFmpeg at this point, roughly few weeks from the
freeze deadline, would be definitely insane.


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