[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 1/2] avcodec: Add interface to motion estimation

wm4 nfxjfg at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 1 17:54:45 CEST 2015

On Tue, 1 Sep 2015 10:11:14 -0500
shen long <wdlkmpx at gmail.com> wrote:

> This discussion again hehe. I'm just a user and I don't think a
> reunification is possible, I was reading the gentoo forums and it

If you think that, keep it to yourself.

What the hell do you think we're trying to do? The split development is
bad for everyone. It can't continue like this. It needs to be resolved.
Everyone should make an effort to make it possible.

> became a flame war between users, most of them bashing Libav. Though I
> like the name "libav" better.
> https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-1010096.html
> The way Libav started, it was clear that it was not a fork, but a
> replacement, something meant to put and end to ffmpeg immediately, so
> it needed a purely political position. A fork must rename its
> applications AND libraries, so both original and deritive works can
> coexist peacefully and users can choose what is best for them.

No. It consisted of developers who wanted to develop, not fight against
the utterly broken maintenance and development practices that ruled
FFmpeg at the time. (It has gotten a little bit better since then. For
example, when Libav started doing proper releases, FFmpeg followed
suite in reaction.)

By the way, most of the "outside" discussions I've read about FFmpeg
vs. Libav are just nonsensical. I suggest not taking them as a real
source of information.

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