[FFmpeg-devel] Reintroducing FFmpeg to Debian

Attila Kinali attila at kinali.ch
Thu Aug 21 03:52:47 CEST 2014

On Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:42:36 +0200
Nicolas George <george at nsup.org> wrote:

> The reason for switching from FFmpeg to libav in the first place just after
> the fork is much simpler than that.

Yes, the reason was that Reinhard, who was the maintainer of the
ffmpeg package back then, was on the libav side after the split.

BTW: for those who do not know. Michael raised the issue of
the ffmpeg -> libav switch at ubuntu back then [1]. The technical board
decided to go with the decision of the package maintainer [2,3,4].
I think most people will find [3] the most interesting, as it explains
why Reinhard thought (and still thinks) that libav was the better choice.

			Attila Kinali

[1] https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/technical-board/2011-April/000794.html
[2] http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2011/05/19/%23ubuntu-meeting.html#t19:10
[3] https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/technical-board/2011-May/000891.html
[4] http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2011/06/02/%23ubuntu-meeting.html#t19:01

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