[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: Creating releases

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Sun Apr 15 23:11:51 CEST 2007


On Sun, Apr 15, 2007 at 10:38:43PM +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 15, 2007 at 09:34:35PM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > The problem is that doing releases is work and work that few or none
> > of the people working on FFmpeg feel motivated to do.  Releases also
> > tend to generate the expectation to be supported with bug fixes.  I
> > think the motivation to support releases is low as well.
> > 
> > That said, I would personally welcome releases, especially if somebody
> > volunteers to do the work.
> I would say let's try it for a couple releases and see whether it
> improved things or not. If releases work out to not be worth while
> we can phase them out again.
> > Do you have a timeframe for when you wish to do a release?
> I'm currently packaging a fresh ffmpeg checkout and am fighting with
> the x86_64 junk `(%rip)' issues. Once I get a grip on it and know it's
> a good cut that could make a nice release candidate.

for shared libs on x86_64 you will have to disable the asm() which fails
due to %rip junk the alternative is to fix the toolchain and loader so they
can handle relocations properly


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