[FFmpeg-user] [EXTERNAL] Re: GitHub and Releases

Moritz Barsnick barsnick at gmx.net
Wed Dec 15 21:37:08 EET 2021

On Wed, Dec 15, 2021 at 19:21:42 +0000, Bryce Newman wrote:
> So just talking about the patch now…
> Which branch should I be in to add my patch? I assume that is release/4.4?
> Here are the branches I see.

Any contributed patches should be developed against and apply to

Often, they also apply cleanly to older branches. Yet that is only of
concern to you if you want to compile an older version with your patch.

If a contributed patch is eventually merged, it can be backported to
the old release branches, if it's considered a reasonable bug fix. This
backporting is then usually done by the upstream developers.


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