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

Måns Rullgård mru
Sat Dec 17 18:21:08 CET 2005

Mike Melanson <mike at multimedia.cx> writes:

> Jan Knutar wrote:
>> On Friday 16 December 2005 20:07, 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.
>> Apart from the fact that there simply is no codec which is free from
>> patents
>> (well maybe raw yuv...), I would suspect that atleast MPlayer project would
>> prefer if MPlayer was not included in a distro at all, compared to having a
>> crippled version included.
> 	Here here! One of the most frequent answers we give out on the
> 	xine-user list is to fetch the latest xine-lib release and to
> 	not rely on whatever crippled version of the library that
> 	SuSE/Ubuntu/whatever saw fit to package.

That's why the smart users use Gentoo, and choose whatever features
they need.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mru at inprovide.com

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