[Icecast-dev] Is icecast.org still active ?
toots at rastageeks.org
Sat Mar 21 09:37:59 PDT 2009
Hi all !
Sorry to raise a provocative question like this at first glance, but that is
the real topic in this mail.
Some months ago, I proposed a patch to libshout adding custom mime
support when adding new mountpoints . After some discussions and some
corrections, the patch was accepted.
Now, almost 6 month after, the patch has not yet been added to the SVN
trunk for libshout , as it seems.
As you can imagine, this is somehow frustrating for us, since we rely on this
patch for various features in our program.
I do not want to put a blame on anyone for this, since I know that in
volontary projects, we all have other commitements. However, as a project,
such a situation does not seem a good thing for me. In particular, it blocks
any further contribution and possible contributor.
Now, I come to this message since now we are experiencing with ogg/dirac video
encoding. As such, icecast does not support those streams. However, I wanted
to try to patch it to support them.
As you can imagine, I am now stuck since I do not really want to start such a
work if I have no garantee that my contributions will be considered...
Please, don't take this as an agressive question. I have always appreciated
icecast.org and the various great work that you did in multimedia streaming
for the free software world. However, I have come to the issue that if it
takes more than 6 months to accept a simple patch like the one for libshout,
there must be some issues in the activity level of this project.
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