[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] N800 Developer Device Program Recommendation

From: Siarhei Siamashka siarhei.siamashka at gmail.com
Date: Sat Jan 13 21:22:27 EET 2007
Hello All,

After reading quite a number of applications posted and in order to add some
diversity here, I decided to actually post a *recommendation* here :)

I hope that Mans Rullgard can be considered for inclusion into the list of
the developers eligible for getting discount code. He is a maintainer of many
parts of ffmpeg and is quite an active contributor (see MAINTAINERS file [1]
from ffmpeg distribution and ffmpeg SVN changelog [2], he is mentioned
as "mru" there). But more importantly, he has already contributed to maemo
by implementing ARMv5TE optimized idct code [3], which improves performance 
of MPlayer and most likely also built-in player (ffdec_mpegvideo element from
Nokia 770 gstreamer stack). The part "Local playback of MPEG video improved" 
from the second OS2006 release notes [4] probably mentions this particular 

I'm just worried that he could get out of the sight of those who are responsible for 
selection of eligible developers for this program. Having some core ffmpeg 
developers (or at least one of them) as developer device program participants 
can have a very positive effect on multimedia support capabilities of Nokia 770/800 
or any future maemo devices (both in performance and in the number of properly 
supported codecs and video formats). And N800 device is interesting for video 
decoding optimizations as it supports ARMv6 SIMD instructions, so it got some 
potential here.

[1] http://svn.mplayerhq.hu/ffmpeg/trunk/MAINTAINERS?view=markup
[2] http://svn.mplayerhq.hu/ffmpeg/trunk/?view=log
[3] http://svn.mplayerhq.hu/ffmpeg/trunk/libavcodec/armv4l/simple_idct_armv5te.S
[4] http://europe.nokia.com/link?cid=PLAIN_TEXT_48892

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