[FFmpeg-user] Libav (Avconv) Imposition on Users who want FFmpeg

miro.rovis at croatiafidelis.hr miro.rovis at croatiafidelis.hr
Fri Aug 1 01:10:05 CEST 2014

I hope this thread is still accepting replies.

I have written a text, below is part of it, and before posting it,

I wish to inform those among people from Debian who I am thankful to, 
and they
are Steve Langasek and Ian Jackson, as well as to this FFmpeg mailing 
whose developers I am thankful for the FFmpeg program, and also to 
Marillat whose deb-multimedia,org repo I use for FFmpeg and other 

The text will contain a very specific mention of FFmpeg in Debian's 
GNU/Linux so it is relevant for all the recipients.  I am planning to 
post it

Debian Development

right after successful sending of this mail.

Here is part of the text, beginning lines first, and ending lines. Pls. 
the Debian Development of the Debian Forums to read, hopefully, the 
text, whose title will be:

Defeat and Hope for GNU/Linux

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I've read some (only some) of the discussions of the thread:


for the

Bug#727708: multiple init systems - formal resolution proposal

E.g., one message that I liked is this one:


and I wish to thank the members of the Debian Technical Committee:

Steve Langasek


Ian Jackson

whose views and standpoints I admire and would follow wrt to the issue.

I wish to thank them for trying to bring reason into Debian.
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Miroslav Rovis
Zagreb, Croatia,

publictimestamp.org/ptb/PTB-21260 sha256 2014-07-31 21:01:46 UTC
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On 2014-04-24 11:31, Reindl Harald wrote:
> Am 24.04.2014 09:49, schrieb Dainius (GreatEmerald):
>>> This change is being done due to various reasons like matching
>>> default with Fedora and Debian
> this is another lie in that context
> * Fedora does *not* ship ffmpeg at all for patent reasons
> * rpmfusion does
> * rpmfusion does *not* ship libav, still the origin ffmpeg
> Jason Garrett-Glaser is spreading lies over years
> he even told me on the x264 list that the command "ffmpeg" is
> deprecated and ffmpeg is dead and replaced by libav at all

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