[packman] ffmpeg not in monolithic repository

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Tue Apr 5 17:42:35 CEST 2011

İsmail Dönmez <idoenmez at ...> writes:

> On Tuesday, April 05, 2011 11:21:58 AM Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> > İsmail Dönmez <idoenmez at ...> writes:
> > > Video filters code is directly dumped from MPlayer with zero peer review.
> > 
> > You do realise that the video filters were heavily tested when they were
> > written and ever since?
> > (The problem with the "reviewed" video filters in both FFmpeg and the fork
> > is that they are often worse than their originals.)
> > 
> > > FFmpeg as it is one man's project
> > 
> > So I guess Baptiste, Reimar, Aurelien, Stefano and the others do not count
> > as "men"?
> You know MN better than me, he is acting like a dictator when it comes to 
> decisions, 

FFmpeg was and is based on democracy. 
But dont take my word for it. If you dislike something that has been done start
a vote on ffmpeg-devel.

> but I won't discuss this anymore. Other distributions already 
> switched to libav and it only made sense for Packman to do so too.

So in summary, because 1 person who maintains both debian & ubuntu packages of
ffmpeg and who is a libav developer switched the packages he makes over to his
fork that he is a member of. everyone else switches too?



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