[Ffmpeg-devel] [RFC] ffmpeg-windows mailinglist?

Michel Bardiaux mbardiaux
Tue Aug 1 17:38:58 CEST 2006

Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> Hi
> On Tue, Aug 01, 2006 at 02:48:59PM +0200, Benjamin Larsson wrote:
>> Michael Niedermayer skrev:
>>> Hi
>>> maybe we should create $subj?
>> Yes. I suggest to label it "windows development and user questions".
> fully agree
> and if there are no objections can the admins create such a thing?

Well I object, vociferously. Contrary to what others post, the ffmpeg 
doc, and the web site, do *not* relegate windows to the rank of 
second-rate platform. Only compiling ffmpeg itself with MSVC is not 

Creating such a list, will have the obvious direct consequence that the 
other lists will just flame "OT! Go to ffmpeg-wincrap!", and the less 
direct but just as obvious consequence that mingw builds will probably 
be broken 95% of the time. Windows *will* be hopeless as a platform for 
ffmpeg. That is a drastic change in development policies and I dont 
think it should be done that lightly.

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