[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] news: make an annoucement about the future of ffserver

Rostislav Pehlivanov atomnuker at gmail.com
Sun Jul 10 23:03:04 EEST 2016

As recently discussed on IRC.

I'm not exactly sure how we're going to proceed with this, so please tell me
what's wrong so I can write up another version of this.

Signed-off-by: Rostislav Pehlivanov <atomnuker at gmail.com>
 src/index | 9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

diff --git a/src/index b/src/index
index 4cdd94b..831bacc 100644
--- a/src/index
+++ b/src/index
@@ -37,6 +37,15 @@
+  <h3 id="ffserv">July 10th, 2016, ffserver program being dropped</h3>
+  <p>
+    After thorough deliberation, we're announcing that we're about to drop the ffserver program from the project starting with the next release.
+    ffserver has been a problematic program to maintain due to its use of internal APIs, which complicated the recent cleanups to the libavformat
+    library, and block further cleanups and improvements which are desired by API users and will be easier to maintain. Furthermore the program has
+    been hard for users to deploy and run due to reliability issues, lack of knowledgable people to help and confusing configuration file syntax.
+    Current users and members of the community are invited to write a replacement program to fill the same niche that ffserver did in a clean way
+    using the new API, and to contact us so we may point users to test and contribute to its development.
+  </p>
   <h3 id="pr3.1.1">July 1st, 2016, FFmpeg 3.1.1 "Laplace"</h3>
     <a href="download.html#release_3.1">FFmpeg 3.1.1</a>, a new point release from the 3.1 release branch, is now available!

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