[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Correct inttypes.h emulation for VisualStudio

Måns Rullgård mru
Tue Dec 5 13:12:43 CET 2006

Steve Lhomme said:
> M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>> I don't understand why so many people assume that everybody has widespread use
>> of their software as a goal.  With commercial software, that is obviously the
>> case.  Open source is different, as money is not the primary reason for writing
>> it.  At least for me, the goal is to have the best possible program for my
>> needs, whatever they may be.  If my programs happen to be useful for others,
>> that's good for them, but I will not make compromises with the sole purpose
>> of gaining a larger user base.
> Glad to learn that FFMPEG is _your_ program and that "compromises" that
> don't break anything for _you_ are still not good enough for _you_.

When I'm working on FFmpeg, I take into account the needs of all the developers.
I am willing to make personal compromises if it helps the team as a whole.
However, the FFmpeg developers as a team do not compromise just to please some

> I suppose none of the MSVC users are allowed to consider FFMPEG as their
> software as well even when they contribute code to the project.

As far as I know, none of the FFmpeg developers is a regular MSVC user.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mru at inprovide.com

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