[Ffmpeg-devel] Creating releases

Måns Rullgård mans
Sat Apr 14 15:18:04 CEST 2007

Robert Swain <robert.swain at gmail.com> writes:

> On 14 Apr 2007, at 13:48, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>> Many projects use an iterative development model where the code is
>> chopped into tiny, tiny pieces, and then weeks/months/years are spent
>> piecing them back together to form a "release", after which the
>> process is repeated again.  In these projects, snapshots between
>> releases are very unstable, and often do not even compile.
> Breaking into pieces and piecing back together? What? Maybe if some
> code needed an overhaul but not every time, that would be silly. Or
> did I misunderstand?

I never said it made sense, only that it's being done.

>> To summarize, you are free to make whatever releases you wish, but you
>> will be on your own.
> Unless there are a group of FFmpeg developers who aspire to this
> 'professional' approach to development. I hope that such a group
> could coexist alongside the status quo.

Fine by me.  I'm just saying that none of the currently active
developers seem to be willing to invest that time.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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