[MPlayer-users] Next rc or 1.0 anyone

Nico Sabbi Nicola.Sabbi at poste.it
Fri Jun 27 11:11:13 CEST 2008

On Friday 27 June 2008 10:57:23 RC wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Jun 2008 10:16:38 +0200

> Grabbing an SVN snapshot is far too much of a crapshoot.  The code
> is in an unknown state of flux, and very often will not compile for
> days on end. 

very often and for days? We always pay much attention not to break
compilation, and as fas as I can tell we succeeded

> Freezing development for a few weeks, and just making 
> sure everything works, makes a huge difference, though, obviously,
> even that it isn't always good enough to avoid significant bugs.
> Besides that, on many systems, building from source is
> prohibitively difficult, 

no more difficult for a checkout than for a release

> and MPlayer has a hard enough time getting 
> binaries built for releases, let alone more frequently.

> Add to that the common routine of developers just dropping or
> changing options without depreciating the old usage for any length
> of time,

it doesn't happen as often as you say. I remember very few options
dropping in several years

> and it's positively impossible for anyone to exchange 
> instructions on how to use MPlayer, without ensuring exact
> commonality of version.

if users just learned to read ... documentation

> Eliminating official releases would just force all 3rd parties to
> make (incompatible) ad-hoc MPlayer releases of their own.

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