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

wm4 nfxjfg at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 28 18:49:41 EET 2016

On Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:05:29 +0100
Paul B Mahol <onemda at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11/28/16, compn <tempn at mi.rr.com> wrote:
> > 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
> > project.
> >
> > 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. :)  
> Exactly what happened with so called separate libpostprocess library.
> Is it still being maintained? - NOPE.

Because the only one who cared about it (michaelni) continued to
maintain the FFmpeg git copy of it, instead of the separate repository.

In other words, it was never given a chance.

But somehow it ends up as argument against splitting the repo better,
what a fucking joke is this?

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