[FFmpeg-devel] Website release notes for 6.0

Marton Balint cus at passwd.hu
Tue Feb 28 21:44:01 EET 2023

On Tue, 28 Feb 2023, Lynne wrote:

> Feb 28, 2023, 10:59 by dev at lynne.ee:
>> Feb 28, 2023, 10:41 by dev at lynne.ee:
>>> Wrote the release notes for 6.0, containing an
>>> explanation of the new releases/ABI bump details,
>>> and an overview of what has changed.
>>> Patch attached.
> Ping, release has been tagged for quite a while now.
> Final version:
>     A new major release, <a href="download.html#release_6.0">FFmpeg 6.0 "Von Neumann"</a>,
>     is now available for download. This release has many new encoders and decoders, filters,
>     ffmpeg CLI tool improvements, and also, changes the way releases are done. All major
>     releases will now bump the version of the ABI. We plan to have a new major release each
>     year. Another release-specific change is that deprecated APIs will be removed after 3
>     releases, upon the next major bump. The last minor release of a major version will be an
>     LTS release.

For some reason LTS releases were only planned for every second year:


So I'd remove the last sentence until this is clarified.


>     This means that releases will be done more often and will be more organized.
>     New decoders featured are Bonk, RKA, Radiance, SC-4, APAC, VQC, WavArc and a few ADPCM formats.
>     QSV and NVenc now support AV1 encoding. The FFmpeg CLI (we usually reffer to it as ffmpeg.c
>     to avoid confusion) has speed-up improvements due to threading, as well as statistics options,
>     and the ability to pass option values for filters from a file. There are quite a few new audio
>     and video filters, such as adrc, showcwt, backgroundkey and ssim360, with a few hardware ones too.
>     Finally, the release features many behind-the-scenes changes, including a new FFT and MDCT
>     implementation used in codecs (expect a blog post about this soon), numerous bugfixes, better
>     ICC profile handling and colorspace signalling improvement, introduction of a number of RISC-V
>     vector and scalar assembly optimized routines, and a few new improved APIs, which can be viewed
>     in the doc/APIchanges file in our tree.
>     A few submitted features, such as the Vulkan improvements and more FFT optimizations will be in the
>     next minor release, 6.1, which we plan to release soon, in line with our new release schedule.
>     Some highlights are:

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