[Ffmpeg-devel] Compile ffmpeg for Windows

Martin Boehme boehme
Mon Oct 17 11:49:27 CEST 2005

Michel Bardiaux wrote:
> Diego Biurrun wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 14, 2005 at 11:01:59AM +0200, Martin Boehme wrote:
>>> BTW, the documentation patch (on Windows / Visual C++) I submitted a 
>>> while ago doesn't seem to have made it onto the homepage yet -- how 
>>> often does this get updated? Or does it have to be done manually?
>> I *think* it is done by a cron job on an sf.net host.  But Mike was 
>> having
>> trouble getting texinfo to output the HTML he wanted it to.  So right now
>> I'm afraid it does not get updated at all.  Probably this will not get 
>> fixed
>> before we get the new server :-(
>> I might try to look into this, but I doubt I will find the time.
>> Diego
> What about disabling that web access to the doc completely? Of course 
> with a small note, 'look at doc from cvs'. IMHO outdated/wrong doc is 
> worse than no doc...

Hm... I don't think removing the web documentation is a good idea... 
building the documentation from the sources requires texinfo to be 
installed. Half of the people using FFmpeg won't have that, so we'll get 
questions on the list asking "how do I build the docs / how do I install 
texinfo"... so I think it's better to have documentation on the server 
that is updated automatically (which doesn't seem to be a big problem in 

My 2 cents...


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