[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: time for a release?

Måns Rullgård mru
Fri Dec 16 20:56:08 CET 2005

Luca Barbato <lu_zero at gentoo.org> writes:

> Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>> The problem now is, that we do want to support software like xine and
>> mplayer, but we cannot, because they include 'problematic' parts of
>> ffmpeg. If they could rely on a stable ffmpeg, so that they don't need
>> to maintain an own fork of ffmpeg, it would be a lot easier for us to
>> support those packages.
> I was about to write some flammatory paragraph about patents in
> software and the attitude taken toward that blatant abuse. Better say
> that you are free to disable every codec beside the ones patent
> shielded (more or less) and use the same configuration in every
> package.

What will that leave you with?  Raw video, RLE, huffyuv, theora?
Doesn't seem very useful to me.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mru at inprovide.com

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