[FFmpeg-user] ffplay is not built

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Sun Apr 28 22:03:57 CEST 2013

Am 28.04.2013 21:51, schrieb Carl Eugen Hoyos:
> Reindl Harald <h.reindl <at> thelounge.net> writes:
>> Am 28.04.2013 21:44, schrieb Carl Eugen Hoyos:
>>> Reindl Harald <h.reindl <at> thelounge.net> writes:
>>>>> Please use current git head instead if you are 
>>>>> not a distributor yourself!
>>>> sorry but this is very very uncommon and ffmpeg appears
>>>> the only software on this planet where permanently the
>>>> use of the devel-branch is recommended
>>> Since you apparently do misunderstand:
>>> FFmpeg git head always contains less bugs 
> (you unfortunately cut the relevant part:
> FFmpeg git head at any time contains less 
> - known! - bugs but more features than any release

and the git-head a completly count of unknown ones

> Or in other words: If you use a release, you knowingly 
> accept more bugs but less features at the same time.)

know - you accept KNOWN bugs and can decide if they are
affecting you or maybe completly irrelvenat

>> sorry but this would mean that the developers 
>> are always perfect and never introduce regressions
> No, you completely misunderstand:
> It just means that FFmpeg development does not have 
> the necessary man-power to backport all bug fixes 
> to release branches.

you completly missunderstand

release branches are what they are, a defined state
devel-branches may have fixed known bugs but also may break your
existing workload by a regression until the regression is fixed
with the next commit

this is NOT what should be recommended to endusers
they are suppsoed to use release branches
for every software, the manpower of upstream developers is completly
irrelevant to this topic - recommend a enduser a devel-snapshot is
completly wrong

for bugreports and tests it is a completly different story
anybody who reports a bug has to look if it is fixed in the last
recent upstream commit - hence this is not ffmpeg-specific nor
is ffmpeg any special in the context what means a release or
a snapshot for the ordianry user

by all respect for your work - please consider not permanently
repeat the b**t "if you are not a distributuor use snapshots"

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