[theora-dev] last call for beta 1
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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