[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] web/index: add news entry for release 3.3

Michael Niedermayer michael at niedermayer.cc
Sat Apr 15 03:16:41 EEST 2017

On Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 08:48:55PM -0300, James Almer wrote:
> On 4/14/2017 8:32 PM, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 04:07:41PM -0400, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> On Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 4:24 AM, Michael Niedermayer <michael at niedermayer.cc
> >>> wrote:
> >>
> >>> On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 09:00:33PM +0100, Rostislav Pehlivanov wrote:
> >>>> +    We strongly recommend users, distributors, and system integrators to
> >>>> +    upgrade unless they use current git master.
> >>>
> >>> as some developers had concerns about the release in relation to
> >>> merges prior to it, iam not sure we should recommand that or not.
> >>>
> >>> We could also wait with adding such recommandition and for example
> >>> add it for 3.3.1 when no major issues are reported on release/3.3
> >>
> >>
> >> It's unusual to make a release if we're not sure users should upgrade to it?
> > 
> > iam not sure i understand what you are trying to say?
> > but ill try to awnser anyway
> > 
> > I dont think its unusual that after a large number of changes or a long
> > time since the last release theres higher uncertanity in the code state.
> > 
> > Nor is it unusual that one doesnt suggest everyone to upgrade to a
> > "dot zero" release but waits for .1, for example ubuntu does that AFAIK
> > 
> > Iam not sure what the team prefers, how can i be sure without asking?
> > and thats what i did above, i asked
> IMO, since the "we strongly recommend" line has been a constant in all
> releases, removing it now will (for those that notice it) rise quite a
> few red flags and make people come to the conclusion they should
> probably skip it altogether.
> If we expect people to use it and hopefully report any issues with it,
> we shouldn't do something that will scare them away.
> And really, the tree wasn't any more "unstable" when we branched it
> for 3.3 than how it had been when we branched previous releases. All
> new release branches featured merges up to some arbitrary point.
> It's even been two weeks since the branch was cut, and no outstanding
> issues were found even in master, so lets try to not start spreading
> uncertainty.

sure, lets do what people prefer

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