[FFmpeg-devel] Reintroducing FFmpeg to Debian

Attila Kinali attila at kinali.ch
Tue Aug 12 21:20:11 CEST 2014

On Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:04:32 -0400
compn <tempn at mi.rr.com> wrote:

> at least 6+ devels refuse to work with each other , thats only a
> quick estimation, i havent polled everyone lately. ffmpeg and libav devs
> dont even TALK to each other. theres a couple devs who frequent both
> irc/lists, most do not.

This is not entirely true. There are people who talk to eachother.
But it is mostly kept under wraps as some zealots think that talking
to "the others" is a mortal sin and anyone who does it needs to be

Heck, i remember how i was sitting with some FFmpeg guys during lunch at
the Videolan Developers Days last year. We had some discussion
going on, nothing serious, mostly smalltalk, but still a discussion.
When Diego Biurrun joined our table everyone suddenly fell silent.
It felt like being in some second rate sitcom...

But that's personal issues between the developers and does not
belong to debian-devel.

> i wrote up a current status of the projects, 
> http://wiki.multimedia.cx/index.php?title=User_talk:Compn

Thanks for writing that up. There are certain things i would
like to add there or write diffently, but i will contact you off list
for that.

			Attila Kinali

It is upon moral qualities that a society is ultimately founded. All 
the prosperity and technological sophistication in the world is of no 
use without that foundation.
                 -- Miss Matheson, The Diamond Age, Neil Stephenson

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