[FFmpeg-devel] Simple question about determining ffmpeg major version during builds

James Almer jamrial at gmail.com
Tue Dec 3 21:28:07 CET 2013

On 03/12/13 12:41 PM, David Favor wrote:
> This escapes me.
> http://ffmpeg.org/releases shows 2.1.1 is latest release.
> 1) The file RELEASE shows '2.1.git'git
> 2) The command branch -a|-r both show 2.1
> 3) Running ack -r '\b2\.1\.1\b' turns up no file with this string.
> If there's a simple way to determine ffmpeg's version as
> 2.1.1 rather than 2.1 pass it along.
> Thanks.

2.1.1 is the latest version in the release/2.1 stable branch. The 
string is available in both the RELEASE and VERSION files from that 
branch, and nowhere else.

The master branch is post 2.1, with additions that will be featured 
in the next stable version once it's cut in its own branch.

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