[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: Advocating periodic releases
Fri Oct 6 03:13:42 CEST 2006
On Fri, 2006-10-06 at 10:41 +1000, Tim Allen wrote:
> Mikhail Teterin wrote:
> >> I think you fail to understand the difference between the notions of a
> >> Project and a Product.
> > I don't see, how this distinction is relevant to my request to have periodic
> > (semi-)stable releases of ffmpeg available for download.
> >> Cinerella would be a product, just like the Linux kernel is a project
> > Both Cinerella and Linux kernel have releases.
> > Whether ffmpeg is a project or a product, there need to be releases of it to
> > facilitate porting and to make it easier for applications (products?) to rely
> > on the already built/installed version instead of bundling their own.
> At the moment there is no serious release management of ffmpeg. The
> current contributors to ffmpeg have chosen to spend their time on actual
> development, rather than release management. Since I'm not paying them
> for their time (and neither are you, unless I'm much mistaken), we have
> no right to criticise them for how they decide to spend their time.
> Now it is certainly true that if someone did decide to perform the job
> of release management for ffmpeg, they would be doing a profoundly
> useful service to humanity. I'm not able/willing to do it, so I'm not
> going to complain about anyone else not doing it either. If you, or
> anyone else _is_ able/willing to do it, please volunteer your services,
> you'll have my gratitude.
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