[FFmpeg-devel] To be or not to be working with libav (was: [PATCHv3] On2 VP7 decoder)

Vittorio Giovara vittorio.giovara at gmail.com
Sun Apr 6 18:34:42 CEST 2014

On Sun, Apr 6, 2014 at 2:02 AM, Ivan Kalvachev <ikalvachev at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/1/14, Vittorio Giovara <vittorio.giovara at gmail.com> wrote:
> [...]
>> Well I firmly remember that at VDD 2013 the Libav team tried to reach
>> out the ffmpeg one, but the latter neglected any interaction.
> Would you please expand this part more. What have you negotiated and
> what haven't been done?

As far as I remember the Libav devs just invited the ffmpeg ones to
their meeting to try and establish some common ground (like I'm doing
now myself) and share ideas and future development.
The reply that had been reported was that they didn't want to have
anything to do with us.

> For now I'll try to be constructive:

Thanks ^^

> 1. Do you have a commit right to git and could you find a(nother)
> committer who is willing to put higher priority to review and apply
> patches sent from FFmpeg to Libav.

Only one review is needed, of course that depends on the complexity of
the patch and area of expertise of the reviewer.
I don't think I can guarantee higher priority to anyone as reviews are
carried out in free time and noone is employed in doing so.

> Some people have already pointed specific patches that have been sent
> to libav and haven't been reviewed.

That's a sad but true point, sometimes reviews have stalled patches,
but pinging the patch usually results in getting it through.
Overall the review process has prevented more bugs than stalled
patches, so this is something positive so far.

> 2. Can you remove the ban on FFmpeg developers from the libav maillist
> and irc channels?
> Most importantly, Michael's.

AFAIK there is no ban on anyone, besides Michael. I am not sure why
that's so important to you, but such decision could certainly not be
taken by a person alone.
Of course if the flow of communication, collaboration and respect
between the two projects increased, I believe that there could be room
for bringing this topic up for discussion.


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