Kent Fredric wrote: > On Wed, 10 Jun 2020 20:25:20 +0200 > Michał Górny <mgo...@gentoo.org> wrote: > >> The general purpose of codec project  is to maintain core libraries >> for various multimedia format encoder/decoder libraries. It's like >> gfx+sound+video except only for core packages and not every possible >> single viewer, player, editor, frontend... I believe that this specific >> focus make more sense than the wider projects, i.e. it is more likely >> than N people will actually co-maintain libraries used by many tools vs >> N people co-maintain 20 alternative sound players (when they are >> unlikely to use more than one at a time). > Somehow I get the impression that "codec" as a scope is still too general. > > For instance, people well acquainted with audio codecs aren't > necessarily well acquainted with video codecs, or image codecs. > > A package that only does audio-playback for instance, won't be of > interest to somebody who predominantly cares about video playback. > > I'm not entirely against it as a concept as-is, I just suspect it will > reiterate the previous problem.
As a user, how about media? Multimedia? Or would those interfere with other packages? I might add, regardless of name, will it be active enough to keep it alive or will it go the same as the last? Dale :-) :-)