[FFmpeg-devel] donation for snow

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Sun Nov 9 21:19:31 CET 2008

On Sun, Nov 09, 2008 at 08:02:09PM +0000, Luca Abeni wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> [...]
> >> Maybe, it would be useful to have a list of things which have to be done
> >> (listed in order of increasing difficulty, so that even not-so-skilled
> >> developers can help...).
> > 
> > cleanup and simplify these 2 are the most important in no
> > particular order.
> Ok; I started looking at the code, to see if I can help with this...
> And you are right: it is not easy to fully understand snow.c code ;-)
> > Thus i think the very first and clearly most important step for continuing
> > snow development is to remove all the messy optimizations
> > 
> > This should make it much easier to understand the code and work with it.
> > 
> > one, that should be reverted is r4101
> Yes... I was quite surprised by slice_buffer_load_line() and 
> slice_buffer_release()... I was thinking about submitting a patch for
> these 2 functions, but I see you want them to be removed
> > but this is old and thus no way to revert without understanding the code ...
> I'll try to see if I can understand enough of the code to revert that
> change. Just to be sure: r4101 was an optimisation, right? So, if I 
> properly remove it the output of the encoder/decode should not change, 
> right? (Is "make test" enough for checking if my modification is ok?).

also if you end giving up on r4101, then tell me so i add it to my todo

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