[theora-dev] last call for beta 1

Monty xiphmont at xiph.org
Tue May 25 18:51:44 PDT 2004

On Tue, May 25, 2004 at 12:14:10PM +0200, j at thing.net wrote:
> > Recommend we put it out as Alpha-4, not Beta-1.  Have Beta-1 closely 
> > follow with docs/etc.  Remember the idea before that there'd be no 
> > change in bitstream between the last Alpha and Beta-1.
> > 
> > This way Beta-1 can be released with docs and sample videos, etc.
> > Also, if Monty hits his date for OggFile then Beta-1 could ship with 
> > OggFile support, and we'd have pleanty of time to get the tools sorted 
> > out/etc.
> plenty of time might not be the issue here.
> getting out Beta-1 will get more people using libtheora. not getting it
> out will not fix possible flaws.
> OggFile was never a goal for Beta-1 (http://wiki.xiph.org/TheoraTodo)

It was long ago, but hasn't been for some time.

Jack, a question: given that I had detailed knowledge of the code (at
least once) having done initial import, it is probably a good idea for
me to spend some time on looking Theora over pre-beta just to be sure.
Can I pull a day or two away from OggFile for that?  I think it's the
more sensible use of time right now.

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