[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] configure: fix configure when using gcc

Ganesh Ajjanagadde gajjanag at mit.edu
Sun Oct 11 22:18:59 CEST 2015

On Sun, Oct 11, 2015 at 4:05 PM, Hendrik Leppkes <h.leppkes at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 11, 2015 at 9:55 PM, Ganesh Ajjanagadde <gajjanag at mit.edu> wrote:
>> On Sun, Oct 11, 2015 at 3:45 PM, Ben Boeckel <mathstuf at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sun, 11 Oct, 2015 at 16:34:51 GMT, Ganesh Ajjanagadde wrote:
>>>> That is a long time hopefully (estimated 15+ years), unless gcc starts
>>>> pulling a "fast release" cycle like Firefox or Chrome.
>>> Sort of. Old point releases will be major version number bumps (GCC 6 is
>>> under development already).
>> Guess they are transitioning to the "move fast" style. I am
>> deliberately avoiding the "and break things" aspect of "move fast and
>> break things" out of perhaps misplaced optimism.
> Changing the versioning scheme doesn't necessarily change the
> development speed. Just inflates the major version faster.

Strictly speaking, yes. But normally what I have observed is that a
project's decision to start bumping versions more often is tied to
some increase in development intensity, bringing with it the
associated breakage. Furthermore, this is just a trend, not a binary

> - Hendrik
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