[FFmpeg-devel] Backport keywords
u at pkh.me
Thu Feb 12 23:38:28 CET 2015
On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 09:16:28PM +0100, Clément Bœsch wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 09:06:54PM +0100, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > Hi all
> > ubitux pushed me into thinking about $subj, so heres some suggestions
> > Commits which are security relevant must be backported
> > Other (important) bugfixes can be backported as well, if someone wants
> > to do the work.
> > Authors/Maintainers/Release maintainers should backport these commits
> > OR should add a "Backport-to:" Keyword with a list of releases to
> > which backporting is needed
> > (theres no need to add that keyword if one intends to do the backport
> > by oneself)
> > Examples:
> > Backport-to: 2.5, 2.4
> > Backport-to: 2.5-2.4
> > Backport-to: *-2.4
> > Backport-to: *
> I believe you generally don't want to look to which release you could
> backport to while doing the fix itself (otherwise you'd probably backport
> it immediately). Basically, doing this release research is too much work
> when doing the fix itself, and people will likely not do it.
> I'd suggest just a toggle flag, but that's just me.
That is unless we want to maintain only 2 releases (the last one and a
LTS). In which case this could be CC: ffmpeg-lts at ..., ffmpeg-stable at ...
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