[theora] Ready for real use?
tstarling at wikimedia.org
Sat Sep 2 03:51:36 PDT 2006
Just passing through, evaluating Theora for possible use on Wikipedia.
The alpha version number is indeed a put-off. Alpha doesn't mean there's
features left you want to implement, that will always be the case, in
all release versions. There's always room for improvement. Alpha means
some significant part of the core functionality is broken or missing.
One could argue that none of Theora's versions were truly alpha
versions, since they were packaged up and released to the public. Once
you release it to the public, it's a beta.
I would very much like to see a better spin on Theora's stability, be it
1.0.0, 0.1.0, 1.0.beta1 or 1.0.RC1. "Alpha" implies that the developers
do not want the public to use it, which is evidently not the case. You
can leave the extra features for 1.1 or 2.0.
-- Tim Starling
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