[MPlayer-users] Uoti nonsense, and my parting words

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Sat May 22 17:24:55 CEST 2010

On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 02:56:33PM +0100, Phil Rhodes wrote:
> >Please get Ubuntu to pay for some mplayer developers, if they want
> >releases from mplayer.
> I think everyone would be happy to see releases, not just Ubuntu. As
> I say, all we need is an official steer to use version X.

Ok, use revision 31190. Everyone happy now?
If you want me to write such a mail every day I'll have to automate it though.
Otherwise we have offered to grant distribution maintainers repo access so
they can generate branches for the versions they use, which certain would work
much better than their current approach of using ancient tarballs and throw hundreds
of patches on it (quite often probably not verified by an MPlayer developer) to fix
the security issues (well, I hope they do fix them).
They could even use that to coordinate which version to use across distributions
(though they'd have to agree on an FFmpeg version first - and in which case they
might be best of to use the MPlayer version from the same time as their FFmpeg).

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