[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Poll for the community

Clément Bœsch u at pkh.me
Fri Oct 9 15:51:24 CEST 2015

On Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 10:41:44AM +0200, Clément Bœsch wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to suggest a poll for the community in order to define some more
> clear directions for the project. I plan to post the poll on the mailing
> lists and IRC, people are free to forward them elsewhere.
> If anyone has a suggestion for a free & simple online poll, I'm listening.
> A poll system where people can pick the importance of each entry would be
> perfect.
> Here is the poll suggestion:
>     Evaluate in the following list what is important and what isn't for
>     you in the FFmpeg project:
>     - More bug fixes (please [+] them in the bug tracker)
>     - More test coverage to prevent regressions
>     - More "simple" features (new demuxers, new options, ...)
>     - More "advanced" features (high level API, scripting language
>       binding, filters rethinking, ...)
>     - More speed optimizations
>     - Better releases (LTS, more backports, ...)
>     - Overall cleanups (merge redundant decoders or dead/clumsy stuff)
>     - More API changes
>     - Less API changes
>     - Better API documentation (please specify)
>     - Better command line documentation (please specify)
>     - Other (please specify)
> I'd like to submit the poll by the end of next week. Comments on how to
> improve this list are very welcome, as well as my initial request about a
> poll system to use.
> Regards,

So here is the prototype: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XGXPHXZ

You can answer it now but I will reset the collecting and distribute it
publicly if we agree on its current form.

It will be published on the 3 FFmpeg mailing-lists and IRC channels.
People responsible for the twitter account, G+ and others will be free to
share it there then as well.

You have 24 hours to make comments.

Thanks for surveymonkey.com and other suggestions.


Clément B.
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