[MPlayer-users] Why doesn't everyone use CVS?

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de
Sun Sep 25 22:55:30 CEST 2005

On Sun, Sep 25, 2005 at 01:42:34PM -0700, RC wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Sep 2005 12:41:23 -0400
> Ergzay <ergzay at everyoneproductions.com> wrote:
> > Why doesn't everyone use the CVS? I can understand that some people 
> > have concerns that it may not be as stable, but from what I've seen
> > the  CVS of a project is almost always more stable and has more
> > features. 
> Take it from the resident bug-finder...  CVS is usually less-stable. 
> Releases tend to have a couple bugs (and it would be nice if the
> appropriate patches for releases would be made available on the download
> page) but CVS regularly has huge breakages of major features.  For
> example, the MPEG muxer in CVS is pretty much completely broken right
> now.

I am not convinced. E.g. MP3 playback is broken in pre7 fo quite some
files. I think in pre5 alsa playback with the Gui was broken. It's
always something that's broken. But with CVS, you have the chance that
it will be fixed a few days later...

Reimar Döffinger

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