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greffrath at leat.rub.de
Mon May 19 09:52:30 UTC 2008
Thank you Reinhard,
now that our most current effort on packaging ffmpeg is in unstable,
I'd like to discuss the next steps towards improving the whole ffmpeg
situation with you.
(1) I am going to do a bug triage. There are many very old bugs in the
BTS, some are even filed against ffmpeg (i.e. without -free). I'd like
to ping the bug submitters and ask them to reproduce the bugs with the
recent ffmpeg packages and close or mark the bugs found as appropriate.
(1b) Many of the bug reports are about missing codecs, esp. missing
internal encoders, in the Debian packages. I'd like to send an
explanation text (the one from README.Debian) to the bugs and mark
them with a usertag, e.g. ffmpeg-stripped-internal-encoder, to get
them separated from "real" bugs.
(2) I am going to get in contact with the upstream authors and submit
all of our patches to them. Each patch that they accept can be dropped
from the Debian package and leads to a smaller interdiff between
Debian and upstream which is a worthy ambition given the current
discussion in and around Debian.
What do you think?
Dipl.-Phys. Fabian Greffrath
Lehrstuhl für Energieanlagen und Energieprozesstechnik (LEAT)
Universitätsstr. 150, IB 3/134
Telefon: +49 (0)234 / 32-26334
Fax: +49 (0)234 / 32-14227
E-Mail: greffrath at leat.ruhr-uni-bochum.de
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