[Ffmpeg-devel] Release version numbering

Måns Rullgård mru
Fri Feb 17 16:46:50 CET 2006

Alex Beregszaszi said:
> Hi,
>> > I would prefer to just bump all to 52.0.0 for clairity. Any opinions ?
>> The library version numbers indicate API/ABI compatibility and should not
>> be bumped for cosmetic reasons.  Releases should be numbered consecutively,
>> so the next release will be 0.4.9 or possibly 0.5.0 (I don't think it's time
>> for 1.0.0 quite yet).
> We have discussed this several times on mplayer lists, theoretically no
> software reaches a 1.0 point. You can say that this is a valuable state,
> release it as 1.0 and let work on further versions as 1.{1,2,3,4}, 2.0,

In my opinion, a version should not be labeled 1.0 until the API/ABI is
expected to remain stable for a significant time.

M?ns Rullg?rd
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