[Bf-committers] Microsoft dev support
mfoxdogg at gmail.com
Thu May 15 02:41:15 CEST 2008
I'll through my 2 cents in and say i agree with point bjornmose made on
"we appreciate the offer but there is just not enough for us in this"
"I'm so glad to read some cold headed positions on this issue."
cool heads always win :)
On Thu, 2008-05-15 at 00:52 +0200, bjornmose wrote:
> Hi all,
> now that all the MS haters did take their chance to vent ..
> /* me has been watching that with more or less amusement */
> i'd like to try an anwser:
> /* polite intro */
> 1. Blender by design is open to read / write files of any format (via
> python), if the format is known somehow. /* we know chinese hackers can
> 'reverse engineer' almost everthing .. but we are proud to say : we
> don't need to do ! .. we simply don't care :) */
> 2. Because Blender is 'cross platform' in a real wide sense, we don't
> think it is a good idea to implement features that focuses a certain OS.
> 3. However we do/did support some MS specific formats on output .. such
> as AVI .. just to make user's living easier .. well , but with VLC and
> others available clever users /* even on MS systems */ have a 'swiss
> knife' to access foreign video formats.
> /* polite bla */
> .. would be nice to have the format of some MS specific file formats
> available .. in the sense of :
> beeing allowed to open / read and convert to another format ..
> not like ' the http://www.virtualdub.org/' : they were forced by MS to
> remove some 'codec' stuff .. /* won't go too deep in here .. in doubt
> you (ton) know whom to mail to right ?*/
> /* more polite bla */
> to resume:
> rather politely say : 'We are pleased to be recognized by Microsoft ,
> but we don't feel you have very much to offer to get us along'
> my 0.02 EU on that
Michael Fox <mfoxdogg at gmail.com>
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