[Mplayer-users] What to do before version 1.0

Chittaranjan Mandal c.mandal at kingston.ac.uk
Tue Jun 12 19:23:17 CEST 2001

On 12 Jun, G?bor L?n?rt wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 07:08:32PM +0200, Christoph Lampert wrote:
>> On Tue, 12 Jun 2001, Arpi wrote:
>> > maybe you with athlon or p4 aren't interested in some percent speed
>> > loss, but many users are.
>> Aaaargh! Then let them compile themselves! You are not supposed to FORBID
>> this... Just offer a few finished binaries for those you don't know how.
> But ... a novice Linux user installs mplayer from binary. And he will consider
> mplayer as sux because it IS slow ... And he will tell some people that
> mplayer is a slow shit of player ... It's because the maximum performance
> needs costum optimization made at compile time of course ...
> You can make packages (rpm,deb, ...) which compiles the source at installing
> the pacakge and you're done. And of story ...
Typically suitably built srpm packages compile to form rpm packages
under the management of rpm, checking for package, file dependencies,


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