[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Implement postproc_version()

Stefano Sabatini stefano.sabatini-lala
Mon Sep 1 23:03:04 CEST 2008

On date Monday 2008-09-01 13:27:07 -0300, Ramiro Polla encoded:
> On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 7:03 PM, Stefano Sabatini
> <stefano.sabatini-lala at poste.it> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > this should be the last of the serie.
> >
> > BTW, I experienced that is currently quite hard to understand simply
> > reading the log which are the versions where some feature was
> > introduced, this usually require a painful search through the cvslog
> > archive.
> >
> > I propose so to implement an SVN hook to add automatically to the log
> > the version number for each library updated by a commit.
> >
> > What do you think of it? Yes I'll try to provide an implementation if
> > there is interest from the part of the administrators.
> Hmm... This makes me think of something else, mildly related. What
> about putting the new versions in the Changelog right beside the
> entry? That would be good for some program that expects some version
> of FFmpeg to have a certain feature. They can just look at the
> Changelog...

The problem with the changelogs is that they need to be laboriously
hand-written, so they tend to lack behind code as long as programmers
forget to update them, which happen ... always, for the same reason I
don't like hand-written changelogs in general, while I love the kind
of features an SCMS logging facility may provide, since it let you
automatize things which can be automatically done.

FFmpeg = Foolish and Foolish Mind-dumbing Pitiful Entertaining Genius

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