[FFmpeg-user] ffplay is not built

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Sun Apr 28 22:16:37 CEST 2013

Reindl Harald <h.reindl <at> thelounge.net> writes:

> release branches are what they are, a defined state

I don't know if you really don't understand or 
if you are mixing up FFmpeg with some other 
project (or if you are trying to spread FUD):
There has never been a release branch in FFmpeg 
that was a "defined state" with any advantage 
for an end user.
(Personally, I am not so sure that there is any 
advantage for packagers, but they claim that 
they have an advantage and I am not a packager.)

When I wrote "known" bugs I of course meant that 
we "know" that in old release branches there were 
always more bugs than in git head (note that there 
is no "development branch") and there is not the 
slightest indication that this has changed over 
time, on the contrary, since I am the one working 
on bug reports, I do know very well what I am 
talking about.

To sum it up (since this is a public mailing list 
for FFmpeg users):
As an end user, you should never download a release 
to build it, just build current git head. Current 
git head is the only version supported on this 
mailing list and it is the only version for which 
you can report bugs.

Please do not spread any false information on 
this mailing list (like for example that FFmpeg 
release branches have any advantage for end 

Thank you, Carl Eugen

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