[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC][PATCH] web: News about FFmpeg in Debian

Timothy Gu timothygu99 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 7 17:13:25 CEST 2014

On Oct 6, 2014 3:23 PM, "Alexander Strasser" <eclipse7 at gmx.net> wrote:
> On 2014-10-06 01:35 +0000, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> > Timothy Gu <timothygu99 <at> gmail.com> writes:
> >
> > > The bad news is that the package probably won't migrate to Debian
> > > testing in time for the upcoming release "Jessie". The Debian release
> > > and security teams have made this decision because of concerns of
> > > security and stability with interactions with other Debian packages.
> >
> > I am mildly against this wording:
> > Iirc, the security team said that they consider FFmpeg slightly
> > better in security issues but would still prefer avconv and I
> > am not sure anybody from the release team ever commented.
>   I am against that wording too. The problem with Timothy's
> wording is it contains way to much interpretation! My wording
> only had "unfortunately" and "bad" because FFmpeg will very
> likely not be part of the next Debian release; which I think
> is fair enough. The *important* part in my version is that I
> encourage people to read the discussion and directly give them
> a means to do so by providing a link the relevant bug on the
> Debian bug tracker.

Fair enough, though I still prefer pointing out what the "next release" is.

> TL;DR  I really think it is important people read the original
> discussion at Debian and build up their own opinions about what
> was said and done.
> > Perhaps we should just omit the "bad news" paragraph.
>   I am obviously against that.

+1 too.

>   I have locally changed all other things requested by Timothy
> and Carl Eugen. I do not think the Libav deprecation message
> should be part of this news article. Probably putting it in the
> FAQ/other place on the homepage or writing another news article
> would be helpful. Though I am not volunteering for that ATM.
>   I will wait another day or two. So if you do have objections
> voice them soon please.

With the changes I requested, the patch LGTM.


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