[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Releases

Reinhard Tartler siretart
Mon May 31 17:34:46 CEST 2010

On Mo, Mai 31, 2010 at 17:10:18 (CEST), Ronald S. Bultje wrote:

> Back to FFmpeg. Michael (and many others) would like releases out, and
> hate the classical caricature of releases, because we want features
> for end users (that's anyone that uses an application that uses
> FFmpeg). Now, for example, we'd like users to have vp8 decoding
> support (let's leave the licensing issue aside for a second). In the
> past, that might've been any other codec. That is the veyr point of
> our existence. Running out the next 0.5.x doesn't help achieve this
> purpose, which is why we care less about it.
> We'd like a release system that achieves the purpose of getting the
> next big-format decoder to as many end users as possible in the least
> amount of time. Can we think of a release system that achieves this?

I see no problem in backporting features like libvpx support to
ffmpeg-0.5, since it has little potential for regressions.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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