[theora-dev] last call for beta 1

Ralph Giles giles at xiph.org
Mon May 24 22:19:22 PDT 2004


It's looking like we're not going to get a draft of the spec done by the 
end of the month as I'd hoped. However, I'm unwilling to let the 
schedule slip yet again. We're going to freeze the bitstream as whatever 
the reference implementation does and just live with any choices that 
turn out unfortunate in the future. One has to draw the line somewhere. 
This way people can get on with tools and adoption even if the 
documentation is incomplete.

So, time for release polishing. Please give the code at 
http://svn.xiph.org/trunk/theora/ a try on your system if you haven't 
lately, and if there's anything you'd like in for the beta 1 release, 
now's the time to post it. I'll also be working on the theora-tools 
module; I'd like to move splayer and the transcode example there and out 
of the libtheora distribution.

Thanks to everyone who's been contributing. I want this to be part of 
our continuing ramp up to cool things, not just the end we've been 
stuggling towards for so long. There will be lots more to come, and most 
of it requires we have a stable bitstream format.

At long last,
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