[icecast-dev] better icecasts?

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Mon Feb 2 17:11:36 PST 2004

On Tuesday 03 February 2004 05:29, Daniel Holth wrote:
> I've noticed that there are forks of icecast with interesting new
> features (specifically the one on savannah.gnu.org with the ability to
> stream speex).  Are there plans to merge any of these forks with the
> icecast.org icecast?

We're very happy to take any contributions - but so far, all the third party 
'forks' have a) failed to offer any such contributions, and b) generally not 
improved the source, though they've sometimes hacked in new features.

I haven't heard of anyone seriously asking for speex support - it'd be very 
easy to add that to icecast properly. I think that's basically because it 
doesn't make much sense - icecast uses TCP, and speex is carefully designed 
to not require reliable transports and to be usable in lossy environments.

However, those people (the "interopcast" group) have made it very clear that 
they're not interested in contributing any of their changes to icecast - I've 
tried to get them to do so in the past.


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