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Re: [opensuse-factory] WebM Support?
  • From: Wolfgang Rosenauer <wolfgang@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 07:47:11 +0200
  • Message-id: <4BFE075F.90908@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 05/27/2010 04:36 AM, Philipp Thomas wrote:
On Wed, 26 May 2010 07:42:32 +0200, Wolfgang Rosenauer
<wolfgang@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

- They ship in many cases newer stuff than Linux distributions
(e.g. vorbis, theora, cairo) for different (mainly valid) reasons

And at least Google folks seem to make it a habit to not send
modifications upstreams. Going the goole way will mean having the same
dll hell as windows which is a maintenance nightmare.

At least Mozilla has a much better track record in upstreaming their
stuff. In case of theora they are working close together with Xiph (and
even spent quite a lot of money to sponsor theora improvements).
There are bad examples as libpng though where upstream maintainers are
not willing to take extensions for apng.

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