[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] version.sh: Always use latest tag for generated version number

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Fri Mar 4 11:20:09 CET 2016

Timo Rothenpieler <timo <at> rothenpieler.org> writes:

> The current versioning scheme is indeed simple, but 
> useless in almost all other aspects.

FFmpeg has a linear development scheme, how can you call 
a continuous versioning scheme useless? It reflects 1:1 
on how FFmpeg is developed.

> It gives no indication about what release it is close to

But the development here is not release-driven (note that 
I am not saying it should or shouldn't be, I am just 
describing how it does work for more than a decade), 
just look at how the latest release was made: A random 
snapshot was chosen, not even current known possible 
security issues or regressions were relevant.

Carl Eugen

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