[gst-devel] GStreamer embedded mailing list proposal

Stefan Kost ensonic at hora-obscura.de
Thu Feb 21 12:34:55 CET 2008

Hi, Julien,

Quoting Julien Moutte <julien at moutte.net>:

> Dear GStreamers,
> I have received requests and met a few people from the embedded world
> and it is pleasing to know that they use and appreciate GStreamer.
> I was surprised, though, to discover that most of them have been
> refactoring big chunks of the frame work to suit their needs and they
> are not sharing their ideas with our community. I was even more
> surprised to see that they sometimes have issues and questions about
> GStreamer but they don't dare, or consider it off-topic, to mail the
> -devel list about them.
> After some interesting discussion on IRC (yes we still do things first
> on IRC before going to the list), I proposed to send that mail to raise
> a discussion around that topic.
> A potential idea would be to create a dedicated list around the embedded
> community and their GStreamer discussions. The goal there would be to
> focus on embedded concerns and have a good communication channel between
> companies, individuals and organizations around GStreamer's future.
> The risk here is that this could get the traffic on that list to a very
> low level (if it is a subset of the current gst-devel traffic).  And
> additionally it might be harder to get replies to questions if we expect
> current hackers to pay attention to both lists. On the other hand,
> embedded people might feel more involved and we could see some new faces
> coming up on that list with interesting ideas, discussions.
> So if you are working on an embedded project together with GStreamer and
> you feel that having a dedicated communication channel would help you
> collaborate on the project please bring your points to that thread.
> Thanks for your attention.
> Best regards,
> Julien Moutte.

I would rather encourage the people interested on embedded to discuss  
these things on gst-devel. Mail-readers can handle threads (if people  
don't hijack those). A separate list would need that main developers  
follow this too. Having it all in one makes it probably easier to see  
what are the issues and help fixing.

And after all, we don't have gst-audio-devel and gst-video-devel. Its  
not that much burden to delete/skip a thread if one is not interested  
about that matter.


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