[MPlayer-dev-eng] Re: [Mplayer-cvslog] CVS: main ChangeLog,1.48,1.49

Alex Beregszaszi alex at fsn.hu
Wed Aug 13 00:48:40 CEST 2003


> I'm strongly against any other version for 'main' branch than 1.0 .
I wanted that initially (before the g1 idea), but Arpi is _strongly_
again 1.0.

> Why not 'G1' (al3x's idea): because MPlayer's version numbering scheme
> has always followed the well known pattern: 0.10 0.17 0.50 0.60 0.90
> G1 would look like shit at the end of the chain. I'm absolutely sure
> it would confuse a considerable amount of users, not to mention
> apt-get ;)))))
apt-get is a point.

> Why not 0.9x: first, let's consider the community feedback for a 1.0
> version. Let's imagine portals, newspapers (wall street journal:)
> headlines:"MPLAYER 1.0 FINALLY RELEASED - this is the long awaited
> final release of the well-known movie player: MPlayer. Further
> developments will occur in Arpad Gereoffy's new project: MPlayer G2.
> G2 is basically an...".
as discussed.

> Let's face the fact: MPlayer G1 won't be any more bugfree than now. Or
> does anybody remember a specific moment where the number of bugs were
> of considerably lower amount than now? No.
There are still many bugs, but lot of them are on my list.
> Actually I am a bit concerned about the GUI code, because no
> development has happened in that area for a very long time. GUI
> bugreports should come now, or be forgotten forever. However, Pontscho
> has mostly stopped GUI development, so GUI bugs won't be fixed either.
> Pontscho please correct me if I am wrong.
There won't be any progress in that area. 

> We need 1.0, now.

Suggestion for further version line:
1.0  *  now
1.5  *  1.0 + g2 backports
2.0  *  g2 uis ;)

Alex Beregszaszi <alex at fsn.hu>
(MPlayer Core Developer -- http://www.mplayerhq.hu/)

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