[Ffmpeg-devel] Switch to svn?

Dario Andrade dario
Sat Dec 24 19:17:38 CET 2005


What happened to the Idea of switching the repo to svn?




1) The entire repository does not need to be converted. Only the head
revisions are necessary to start a new svn history.

Every time one needs to retrieve an old revision, the old "read-only" CVS
repo will still be there.

2) CVS2SVN is very mature, and with a repo like ffmpeg with very few
tags/branches, I believe that running that utility to create a new svn repo
will be very easy.

3) Fixing bugs will happen much more often, since the complaint can be
followed by a revision number to indicate the binary state that can
reproduce the bug.

4) Embedding ffmpeg will be a lot easier to me, since I can always retrieve
the source from a revision number instead of saving the whole source code in
my own repository (Updates to the library are not too often when you need to
release a stable version of your own application).


Hope it helps,


Merry Christmas to FFMPEG folks!


Dario Andrade

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