[FFmpeg-user] ffplay is not built

Paul B Mahol onemda at gmail.com
Mon Apr 29 10:11:57 CEST 2013

On 4/28/13, Carl Eugen Hoyos <cehoyos at ag.or.at> wrote:
> 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.

This clearly wrong and unacceptable.

> Please do not spread any false information on
> this mailing list (like for example that FFmpeg
> release branches have any advantage for end
> users).
> Thank you, Carl Eugen
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