[MPlayer-users] small feature request: add git

Alexander Strasser eclipse7 at gmx.net
Wed Dec 18 20:18:37 CET 2013

On 2013-12-18 11:19 -0700, Roger Pack wrote:
> On 7/12/12, Roger Pack <rogerdpack2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> There is git://git.mplayerhq.hu/mplayer but there is no point
> >> in pull request because
> >> a) you're supposed to send the patches to the list anyway
> >> b) there's no point in pulling into a git repo when it needs to
> >> end up in the main SVN.
> >
> > My latest thought re: git and mplayer
> > Iss that it would be nice to use some git repository as the
> > "canonical" repository (instead of svn) so that it could use git
> > submodules and thus be able to "freeze" the ffmpeg dir to certain
> > "known working" revisions.  Then it would always compile instead of
> > allowing ffmpeg to (at times) break it.
> Or possibly add a file that indicates a known working revision of
> ffmpeg for that version of mplayer.
> It's a bit frustrating to have to mix and match them at times to try
> and see if you can find one that works, and configure doesn't checkout
> a specific git revision, so it's blind currently.

  Some (most?) breakage could be prevented by changing MPlayer
invoke FFmpeg's configure. This needs to be done carefully to
not introduce subtle errors though.

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