[FFmpeg-cvslog] r18915 - in branches/0.5: . Changelog LICENSE configure libavcodec/ac3dec.c

Baptiste Coudurier baptiste.coudurier
Mon May 25 00:09:57 CEST 2009

On 5/24/2009 3:05 PM, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Sun, May 24, 2009 at 02:28:25PM -0700, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
>> On 5/24/2009 2:23 PM, Diego Biurrun wrote:
>>> On Sun, May 24, 2009 at 01:08:10PM -0700, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
>>>> On 5/24/2009 8:41 AM, Diego Biurrun wrote:
>>>>> On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 01:36:16PM -0700, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
>>>>>> On 5/23/2009 5:58 AM, diego wrote:
>>>>>>> Log:
>>>>>>> Merge GPL --> LGPL conversion of AC-3 decoder from trunk.
>>>>>> Nice to see that you changed your mind about backporting features.
>>>>> This is a licensing-relevant change, not a feature.
>>>> It is, you backported the decoder, ie you took svn decoder and
>>>> backported it to 0.5. License is secondary, even if there wasn't a
>>>> license change you could have done this.
>>> I have no interest in engaging in flamewars with you.
>> This is not a flamewar, this is serious point about wether we want to
>> backport decoders/encoders/demuxers/muxers.
> The last time we "talked" about this on IRC, you flamed as if there was
> no tomorrow.  I'm more than hesitant to be drawn into this once more.
> Look, I have a clear vision of what to achieve with the 0.5 branch.
> I started the release effort with the explicit intention of keeping a
> narrow focus and I have no intention of amplifying it now.  
> I want to fulfill the needs of distributors and users that incorporate
> FFmpeg into their software in one way or another.  Judging from the
> feedback I have received, this goal was met.
> Licensing issues are high priority items and important for the types of
> users the 0.5 is intended for.  Thus I backport licensing-related fixes.

Yes, no doubt about it.

> Security-related fixes also belong in the 0.5 branch.  Help with finding
> and merging these is very welcome.


> Other types of changes are generally unwelcome, will be evaluated on a
> case-by-case basis and default to rejected.
> Now please respect my decisions as release manager for the 0.5 branch.

As an overall comment, I'd like to say that this not _your_ release.
This is FFmpeg release, and as such, every developper has the right to
comment about it and every opinion should be taken into account when
making decisions.

Now please respect all developpers opinions about it.

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