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

Nicolas George george at nsup.org
Mon Nov 28 17:44:49 EET 2016

L'octidi 8 frimaire, an CCXXV, Ronald S. Bultje a écrit :
> To what end? Aren't we dug in, don't we need a decision and follow through
> with the elected outcome?

Democracy does not work that way. Before elections, you need
campaigning, arguments, debating. That way people can make an informed
decision about their vote rather than relying on which candidate has the
nicest face.

Without that, we get... basically all the major elections in 2016 in the
world. Please do not import that circus on ffmpeg-devel.

The arguments for keeping ffserver, IIRC, are:

- With the recent patches, it no longer does any harm.

- It has users, removing it would greatly annoy them, and just moving
  would just cause useless work for both the developers and users.

Let us see what are the arguments for removing. When we have them, if we
do not agree about which one is more important, then it becomes a
political decision and requires a vote.

Last note: "we decided it" is not a valid argument, because we can
always decide to change our mind; only idiots never do so.


  Nicolas George
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