[FFmpeg-devel] On in-tree external headers

Mark Thompson sw at jkqxz.net
Sun Nov 5 22:15:38 EET 2017

On 05/11/17 19:01, Nicolas George wrote:
> Le quintidi 15 brumaire, an CCXXVI, Mark Thompson a écrit :
>> +AviSynth and Nvidia are exempt from this prohibition on external headers.
> So if somebody wants to add new headers, they just have to propose a
> patch to this sentence to add another exception? I will not vote for a
> proposal like that.

I suppose it would mean that, yes.

> By the way, what voting protocol are you following? It does not look
> like the one I proposed some time ago.

I wasn't feeling I had reached the point where that was necessary - I am still trying to work out what people actually want.  The suggestion to have a vote soon on a specific hard-line proposal was, I suppose, a provocation to actually reply with something useful (all previous responses only addressed specific consequences rather than the proposal itself).  Given some clear proposals, it would then be possible to discuss between them and come to an agreed result.

If you feel it would be appropriate to label this as a Decision and follow your protocol, I would be happy to do so in following mails.


- Mark

(I'm not sure I necessarily agree with the "nothing is allowed" position, but in the absence of any other proposals at all I would back it for the clarity it offers.)

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