[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Remove the ffserver program and the ffm muxer/demuxer

Nicolas George george at nsup.org
Mon Nov 28 12:34:41 EET 2016

Le septidi 7 frimaire, an CCXXV, James Almer a écrit :
> We don't care about testing it with FATE.

Yes, we do.

>					    It appears to me that you still don't
> get that ffserver is being *dropped*. It is, as discussed and announced, no
> longer part of the project.

Untrue. It is still there. There are threats of developers about to
remove it, but they are in the future.

The gist of it is that YOU want ffserver dropped, and you do so for
emotional reasons, not rational ones. Your emotional reasons are
inspired by rational ones, but only inspired, because you did not update
your conclusions when the status of the rational reasons changed.

The rational behaviour is:

IF ffserver prevents other aspects of the development, for examples
merges from the fork, THEN something must be done about it SOON, FOR
EXAMPLE dropping it, but possibly something else, provided it happens

IF ffserver is unmaintained but does not block aspects of the
development, then there is no rational reason to drop it in the short
term. Maybe later. On the other hand, there are reasons NOT to drop it:
some users use it.

IF ffserver is maintained, there is no reason to drop it whatsoever.

The way I read the discussions, the decision top drop was made when we
were in the first case. But you can notice that "but possibly something
else" just happened, and it happened soon enough.

Since Michael's patches ensure that ffserver no longer blocks merges,
there is no longer a reason to drop ffserver urgently. Therefore, the
decision to drop it tomorrow is void.


  Nicolas George

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