[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Releases
Ronald S. Bultje
Mon May 31 19:19:38 CEST 2010
On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 11:34 AM, Reinhard Tartler <siretart at tauware.de> wrote:
> On Mo, Mai 31, 2010 at 17:10:18 (CEST), Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
>> Back to FFmpeg. Michael (and many others) would like releases out, and
>> hate the classical caricature of releases, because we want features
>> for end users (that's anyone that uses an application that uses
>> FFmpeg). Now, for example, we'd like users to have vp8 decoding
>> support (let's leave the licensing issue aside for a second). In the
>> past, that might've been any other codec. That is the veyr point of
>> our existence. Running out the next 0.5.x doesn't help achieve this
>> purpose, which is why we care less about it.
>> We'd like a release system that achieves the purpose of getting the
>> next big-format decoder to as many end users as possible in the least
>> amount of time. Can we think of a release system that achieves this?
> I see no problem in backporting features like libvpx support to
> ffmpeg-0.5, since it has little potential for regressions.
What about (AAC/)SBR? (AAC/)PS? I'm not sure what else is missing but
I think WMAVoice, Sipro are also not part of 0.5.x. MMS-TCP?
More generally, I'm trying to ask how much you're willing to backport
(assuming you do releases, which I'm very much in favour of).
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