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

compn tempn at mi.rr.com
Mon Nov 28 16:14:15 EET 2016

On Mon, 28 Nov 2016 02:22:48 +0100
Michael Niedermayer <michael at niedermayer.cc> wrote:

> I dont know if people want me and reynaldo to spend less time on
> FFmpeg, but time is a finite resource. If ffserver is maintained
> externally it would mean a noticable hit in maintaince man hours of
> FFmpeg. Now it might be that ffserver being pushed out would kill it.
> But really as dumb as i am, i dont belive theres a majority who wants
> to kill FFserver when there are people who actively work on it and
> care about it.

it seems like there are at least a few developers who would feel better
if ffserver was removed from master / moved somewhere else to die etc.

these developers feel very strongly about removing ffserver.

it might be wise to follow the opinions of these developers in order to
have a higher morale and continue the working environment here in the

otherwise some developers may feel betrayed, harmed, ignored, etc and
foster hatred because their opinions were not chosen.

so michael, my advice to you is to just OK the patch and deal with
ffserver later... if enough users come back to complain about its
demise. i feel that this discussion is going no where if both sides are
unable to come to a compromise.

sometimes you have to cut off the toe to save the patient. :)


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