[Icecast] ices 2.0.1 release

Michael Smith mlrsmith at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 01:54:55 PST 2005


On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 11:38:06 +0200, Mohamed Eldesoky
<eldesoky.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Why you don't develop ices0.4 anymore ??
> Or even add the mp3 features to ices2 !!
> Why maintain two codebases ??

Ices 0.x is still developed. So is ices2. They're independent
codebases with substantially different capabilities and users. Yes, in
retrospect naming it ices2 was a poor idea. Too late to correct that
one, though...

We won't add mp3 capabilities to ices2 as it is intended as part of
Xiph.Org's strategy to get users using freely available and freely
implementable codecs (such as vorbis, theora, etc.). The patent
restrictions on mp3 mean that it violates these aims.

Mike


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