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Re: GStreamer xwidget

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: GStreamer xwidget
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2021 23:31:15 -0500

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  > > How _exactly_ does that relate to letting Emacs make GStreamer windows?

  > Windows?  There's no GStreamer windows.

  > Po Lu's patch is for putting GStreamer widgets into buffers, and this
  > will allow eww to display the videos embedded in web pages in Emacs.

Thank you for telling me this.  I don't know how this patch works, or
how GStreamer works, or how eww works -- that's why I am asking these

It's not easy to recognize all the questions that need to be asked.
Sometimes I make an assumption without realizing it, such as assuming
that a widget would be handled by telling a window to display it, and
it turns out that's mistaken.

  > > Please describe the scenario clearly and spell out the argument.
  > > That way we can tell what conclusion really follows.

  > You seem to be demanding a lot of stuff here.

I'm asking the questions that will enable me to understand the
situation so I can tell whether this feature fits the goals and values
of the GNU Project.  It is important to recognize situations where a
feature raises doubts, and think carefully about the issue before
installing the feature.

When we neglect to have that discussion in advance, the GNU Project
can drift into a contradictory moral position, and that is very bad.

Dr Richard Stallman (https://stallman.org)
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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