[vlc-devel] The case for 2.0

Pierre Ynard linkfanel at yahoo.fr
Sun Jan 8 16:05:07 CET 2012

> Having such a schedule shows that you have a roadmap for developing
> your software; it gives your users confidence that this product has a
> future they can depend on. Continuous release of subversions only to
> fix problems does exactly the reverse. It indicates that the program
> is going nowhere and even after a long life, still has problems.
> This issue is about your customers PERCEPTION of the quality and
> longevity of VLC; it is not about how much or how little changes.
> It is what your users see about the future of VLC. It is what they
> believe, not about what you change.

<sarcasm>But the project actually doesn't have a dependable
future.</sarcasm> And it's in our open-source culture not to deceive our
users, so you understand that we can't just lie to them and make them
believe all the good things you're talking about.

> It is time for VLC 2.0. It is time to start planning for all future
> releases and updates for VLC. It is time to set goals and targets. It is
> time to develop a ROADMAP!!! It is time to show both your users and your
> developers that VLC has a future.

Already two key developers don't intend on doing that unless we
magically get big funding. So what do you say now?

Pierre Ynard
"Une âme dans un corps, c'est comme un dessin sur une feuille de papier."

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