[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] configure: add --build-date and --build-time options

Andreas Cadhalpun andreas.cadhalpun at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 22 15:49:09 CET 2015


On 22.01.2015 15:31, wm4 wrote:
> If the build date is not correct, then what value does the build date
> have at all?

How do you know it is 'correct' currently?
One can change the system clock (or use faketime).

What value has the 'correct' build date?
If you build an ffmpeg version from a year ago today it will contain the 
current date. That's rather misleading.

With the --build-{date,time} options one can specify meaningful values 
such as the time of the last change to the source.

Best regards,

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