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<chapter id="chapter-quotes">
  <title>Quotes from the Developers</title>
  <para>
    As well as being a cool piece of software,
    <application>GStreamer</application> is a lively project, with
    developers from around the globe very actively contributing.
    We often hang out on the #gstreamer IRC channel on
    irc.freenode.net: the following are a selection of amusing<footnote>
    <para>No guarantee of sense of humour compatibility is given.</para>
    </footnote> quotes from our conversations.
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      <term>6 Mar 2006</term>
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<para>
When I opened my eyes I was in a court room. There were masters McIlroy and
Thompson sitting in the jury and master Kernighan too. There were the GStreamer
developers standing in the defendant's place, accused of violating several laws
of Unix philosophy and customer lock-down via running on a proprietary
pipeline, different from that of the Unix systems. I heard Eric Raymond
whispering "got to add this case to my book.
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<para><emphasis>behdad's blog</emphasis></para>
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    <varlistentry>
      <term>22 May 2007</term>
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<para><emphasis>&lt;__tim&gt;</emphasis>
Uraeus: amusing, isn't it?
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<para><emphasis>&lt;Uraeus&gt;</emphasis>
__tim: I wrote that :)
</para>
<para><emphasis>&lt;__tim&gt;</emphasis>
Uraeus: of course you did; your refusal to surrender to the oppressive regime
of the third-person-singular-rule is so unique in its persistence that it's
hard to miss :)
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    <varlistentry>
      <term>12 Sep 2005</term>
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<para><emphasis>&lt;wingo&gt;</emphasis>
we just need to get rid of that mmap stuff
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<para><emphasis>&lt;wingo&gt;</emphasis>
i think gnomevfssrc is faster for files even
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<para><emphasis>&lt;BBB&gt;</emphasis>
wingo, no
</para>
<para><emphasis>&lt;BBB&gt;</emphasis>
and no
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<para><emphasis>&lt;wingo&gt;</emphasis>
good points ronald
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    <varlistentry>
      <term>23 Jun 2005</term>
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<para><emphasis>* wingo</emphasis> back</para>
<para><emphasis>* thomasvs</emphasis> back</para>
<para>--- You are now known as everybody</para>
<para><emphasis>* everybody</emphasis> back back</para>
<para><emphasis>&lt;everybody&gt;</emphasis> now break it down</para>
<para>--- You are now known as thomasvs</para>
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<para><emphasis>* bilboed</emphasis> back</para>
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<para>--- bilboed is now known as john-sebastian</para>
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<para><emphasis>* john-sebastian</emphasis> bach</para>
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<para>--- john-sebastian is now known as bilboed</para>
<para>--- You are now known as scratch_my</para>
<para><emphasis>* scratch_my</emphasis> back</para>
<para>--- bilboed is now known as Illbe</para>
<para>--- You are now known as thomasvs</para>
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<para><emphasis>* Illbe</emphasis> back</para>
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<para>--- Illbe is now known as bilboed</para>
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      <term>20 Apr 2005</term>
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        <para>
          <emphasis>thomas</emphasis>:
jrb, somehow his screenshotsrc grabs whatever X is showing and makes it
available as a stream of frames
	</para>
	<para>
	  <emphasis>jrb</emphasis>:
thomas: so, is the point that the screenshooter takes a video?
but won't the dialog be in the video?  oh, nevermind.  I'll just send mail...
	</para>
	<para>
          <emphasis>thomas</emphasis>:
jrb, well, it would shoot first and ask questions later
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    <varlistentry>
      <term>2 Nov 2004</term>
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        <para>
          <emphasis>zaheerm</emphasis>:
wtay: unfair u fixed the bug i was using as a feature!
        </para>
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      <term>14 Oct 2004</term>
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        <para>
          <emphasis>* zaheerm</emphasis>
wonders how he can break gstreamer today :)
	</para>
	<para>
	  <emphasis>ensonic</emphasis>:
zaheerm, spider is always a good starting point
	</para>
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      <term>14 Jun 2004</term>
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        <para>
          <emphasis>teuf</emphasis>: ok, things work much better when I don't write incredibly stupid and buggy code
	</para>
	<para>
	  <emphasis>thaytan</emphasis>: I find that too
	</para>
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      <term>23 Nov 2003</term>
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        <para>
          <emphasis>Uraeus</emphasis>: ah yes, the sleeping part, my mind
          is not multitasking so I was still thinking about exercise
        </para>
        <para>
          <emphasis>dolphy</emphasis>: Uraeus: your mind is multitasking
        </para>
        <para>
          <emphasis>dolphy</emphasis>: Uraeus: you just miss low latency patches
        </para>
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      <term>14 Sep 2002</term>
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        <para>
          --- <emphasis>wingo-party</emphasis> is now known as 
          <emphasis>wingo</emphasis>
        </para>
        <para>
         * <emphasis>wingo</emphasis> holds head
        </para>
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      <term>4 Jun 2001</term>
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        <para><emphasis>taaz:</emphasis> you witchdoctors and your voodoo mpeg2 black magic... </para>
        <para><emphasis>omega_:</emphasis> um.  I count three, no four different cults there &lt;g&gt; </para>
        <para><emphasis>ajmitch:</emphasis> hehe </para>
        <para><emphasis>omega_:</emphasis> witchdoctors, voodoo, black magic, </para>
        <para><emphasis>omega_:</emphasis> and mpeg </para>
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    <varlistentry>
      <term>16 Feb 2001</term>
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        <para>
        <emphasis>wtay:</emphasis>
        I shipped a few commerical products to &gt;40000 people now but 
        GStreamer is way more exciting...
        </para>
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      <term>16 Feb 2001</term>
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        <para>
        *
        <emphasis>tool-man</emphasis>
        is a gstreamer groupie
        </para>
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    <varlistentry>
      <term>14 Jan 2001</term>
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        <para>
        <emphasis>Omega:</emphasis>
          did you run ldconfig?  maybe it talks to init?
        </para>
        <para>
        <emphasis>wtay:</emphasis>
          not sure, don't think so...
          I did run gstreamer-register though :-)
        </para>
        <para>
        <emphasis>Omega:</emphasis>
          ah, that did it then ;-)
        </para>
        <para>
        <emphasis>wtay:</emphasis>
          right
        </para>
        <para>
        <emphasis>Omega:</emphasis>
          probably not, but in case GStreamer starts turning into an OS, someone please let me know?
        </para>
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    </varlistentry>
    <varlistentry>
      <term>9 Jan 2001</term>
      <listitem>
        <para>
        <emphasis>wtay:</emphasis>
        me tar, you rpm?
        </para>
        <para>
        <emphasis>wtay:</emphasis>
        hehe, forgot &quot;zan&quot;
        </para>
        <para>
        <emphasis>Omega:</emphasis>
        ?
        </para>
        <para>
        <emphasis>wtay:</emphasis>
        me tar&quot;zan&quot;, you ...
        </para>
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    <varlistentry>
      <term>7 Jan 2001</term>
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	<para>
	<emphasis>Omega:</emphasis>
	that means probably building an agreggating, cache-massaging
	queue to shove N buffers across all at once, forcing cache
	transfer.
	</para>
	<para>
	<emphasis>wtay:</emphasis>
        never done that before...
	</para>
	<para>
	<emphasis>Omega:</emphasis>
	nope, but it's easy to do in gstreamer &lt;g&gt;
        </para>
        <para>
	<emphasis>wtay:</emphasis>
	sure, I need to rewrite cp with gstreamer too, someday :-)
        </para>
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      <term>7 Jan 2001</term>
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        <para>
        <emphasis>wtay:</emphasis>
	GStreamer; always at least one developer is awake...
	</para>
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    </varlistentry>
    <varlistentry>
      <term>5/6 Jan 2001</term>
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        <para>
        <emphasis>wtay:</emphasis>
	we need to cut down the time to create an mp3 player down to
	seconds...
	</para>
        <para>
        <emphasis>richardb:</emphasis>
	:)
	</para>
        <para>
        <emphasis>Omega:</emphasis>
	I'm wanting to something more interesting soon, I did the "draw an mp3 
	player in 15sec" back in October '99.
	</para>
        <para>
        <emphasis>wtay:</emphasis>
	by the time Omega gets his hands on the editor, you'll see a
	complete audio mixer in the editor :-)
	</para>
        <para>
        <emphasis>richardb:</emphasis>
	Well, it clearly has the potential...
	</para>
        <para>
        <emphasis>Omega:</emphasis>
	Working on it... ;-)
	</para>
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      <term>28 Dec 2000</term>
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        <para>
        <emphasis>MPAA:</emphasis>
        We will sue you now, you have violated our IP rights!
        </para>
        <para>
        <emphasis>wtay:</emphasis>
        hehehe
        </para>
        <para>
        <emphasis>MPAA:</emphasis>
        How dare you laugh at us? We have lawyers! We have Congressmen!  We have <emphasis>LARS</emphasis>!
        </para>
        <para>
        <emphasis>wtay:</emphasis>
        I'm so sorry your honor
        </para>
        <para>
        <emphasis>MPAA:</emphasis>
        Hrumph.
        </para>
        <para>
        *
        <emphasis>wtay</emphasis>
        bows before thy
        </para>
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