Re: mplayer, the time has come
* giskard [Fri, Feb 25 2005, 01:22:18PM]:
> > Those who want to use the aa backend can use -vo sdl:aa if
> > libsdl1.2debian-all is installed (and the mplayer package is compiled
> > with sdl support).
> [13:11:3Size: 1849602][giskard@hermione:~]$ apt-cache show
> Depends: aalib1
> Size: 184960
> [13:11:55][giskard@hermione:~]$ apt-cache show aalib1
> Size: 53524
And you point is...?
I think 0.1% (guessed) of users that may need AA support can live with
extra 185kb in favor of 99.9% users saving that space.
OpenBSD fails miserably in this respect, and makes for an example of how NOT
to work with the community on security issues. Their approach is, roughly,
"we fixed this a while ago but didn't tell anyone, so you're vulnerable and
we're not, ha-ha-ha".