[mythtv] Redone FFmpeg 4.4.1

Ian Campbell ijc at hellion.org.uk
Thu Dec 2 21:50:44 UTC 2021

On Thu, 2021-12-02 at 18:58 +0100, Klaas de Waal wrote:
> A better strategy is to contribute new features to FFmpeg and then to
> make use of these features in MythTV.

One possible compromise approach might be to insist that there has at
least been a reasonable initial submission of the patches to ffmpeg
upstream which hasn't received a hard "no way we will ever take this" -
- even if there might be significant rework+time required for it to
actually be merged and released -- before considering it acceptable to
apply to the myth downstream.

That way at least you know mythtv isn't taking on anything which is
never going to be upstreamed i.e. going to be an eternal downstream
burden, plus it nudges developers towards the desired "upstream first"
mentality without holding downstream completely to the upstream
development timeframes (assuming there is a disconnect there).


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