Re: [FFmpeg-devel] Reintroducing FFmpeg to Debian
Cyril Brulebois <email@example.com> writes:
> Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org> (2014-08-16):
>> None of this is why libav and FFmpeg can't both be in the archive.
>> They can't both be in the archive because both the release team and
>> the security team have said that they're not interested in trying to
>> support both, due to the amount of work involved.
> the release team only has a say on what ends up in testing (and then
> in stable); it cannot, and AFAICT hasn't tried to, block ffmpeg from
> entering the archive. FTP masters have the control over the archive
> as a whole.
Sorry, yes, good point. I should have been clearer. I assume the goal
was to get both into a stable release. If people wanted to upload FFmpeg
only to unstable without propagation to testing or making it part of a
release, that's a possibly different situation with different tradeoffs
and issues involved.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>