[mythtv] AC3 playback mangled until timestretch activated
stuart at tase.co.uk
Mon Mar 1 20:50:24 UTC 2010
On Monday 01 Mar 2010 20:22:56 Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> We don't need the bloat of staticly linked applications, and shared
> libraries mean only one version of a library needs fixing when a bug or
> security problem is found, rather than having to recompile a bunch of
> staticly linked applications.
When you have to maintain said application, dealing with ever changing APIs
and the hundreds of support requests for bugs and behaviour changes which are
present in some versions of a lib but not others, then you get to make the
Users expect mythtv to be stable, for it to compete against proprietary
applications and DVRs which get to not only determine the libs they use but
the hardware too. #7796 is a perfect example of what can go wrong when users
don't use the libs we include, everyone suffers, we have to deal with the
tickets it generates even though it's not our problem and the users have a
broken system. It's not even as though those libs add tens of MBs to the
download, the suggestion that including them results in bloat is ridiculous.
The choice made by Christian is unpopular with the devs and it's even been
suggested that we force the Debian port to change names ala IceWeasel/FireFox
because we don't have the time to deal with breakages introduced by packagers
who think they know better.
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