[FFmpeg-cvslog] Revert "Update git-howto with ffmpeg.org URLs"

Rob robert.swain
Thu Jan 20 02:13:01 CET 2011

On 20 January 2011 01:58, Reimar D?ffinger <Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 07:16:58PM +0100, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>> diff --git a/doc/git-howto.txt b/doc/git-howto.txt
>> index 519c897..8b1fc14 100644
>> --- a/doc/git-howto.txt
>> +++ b/doc/git-howto.txt
>> @@ -44,11 +44,11 @@ I. BASICS:
>> ?1. Cloning the source tree:
>> - ? ?git clone git://git.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.git <target>
>> + ? ?git clone git://git.videolan.org/ffmpeg <target>
> I kindly request that someone writes an understandable explanation about this
> whole mess.
> Because to me it is completely incomprehensible who intended to do what with
> what repository etc.
> Two repositories can't work with a single commit mailing list.
> At this point I am left very severely scratching my head, with a feeling
> like the one caused by an old and confused person suddenly starting rambling
> at you and in the middle of a sentence suddenly walking away without you
> being able to make any sense of anything that was said (I realize this sounds
> rather mean, I actually don't mean it like that, it just perfectly describes
> how I feel).

git.ffmpeg.org hosts the repository under new maintenance and was
started as a clone of the git.videolan.org repository. git.ffmpeg.org
should post commit log messages to the new ffmpeg-commits mailing
list. git.videolan.org should post commit log messages to

Some commits went to both repositories because Janne thought it would
be useful to sync the two repos in the early stages. It seems this has
caused some confusion and he said he would fix anything that people
wanted to be fixed.

In short, git.ffmpeg.org and ffmpeg-commits are for the 'new team'.
git.videolan.org won't be maintained by the new team but it should
remain with the facilities originally offered for it for use by any of
the people who sent in their SSH key to Janne.

Please ask if there is anything that needs more clarification.

Best regards,

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