[gst-devel] GStreamer embedded mailing list proposal

Jan Schmidt thaytan at noraisin.net
Thu Feb 21 13:29:29 CET 2008

Julien Moutte wrote:
> 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.
> 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.
Like Stefan, I'm not certain of the benefits of creating a new list 
'just for embedded issues'. While it's true that there are some embedded 
specific issues like working in smaller space/time constraints, to a 
large extent improvements there apply to the Desktop too, and in any 
case it's all perfectly on-topic (imho) for the main devel list. I 
expect there are probably other people who have read this thread and not 
replied who feel the same way.

On the other hand, if creating a separate embedded list can encourage 
existing silent users to come out of the woodwork, that's a good thing. 
It might also be a good way to more explicitly state our interest in 
making sure GStreamer stays scale-able.

The biggest downside and risk is that it would attract questions but no 
answers if the people with the answers can't be bothered tracking yet 
another mailing list. gstreamer-devel itself already struggles with 
giving replies to the questions it gets. There's not really any way to 
know that without trying it though.

On balance, I think it's probably worth creating, with an appropriately 
embedded-specific agenda listed in the mailing list description.


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