[FFmpeg-devel] 'Full checkout'snapshots

Michel Bardiaux mbardiaux
Tue May 29 11:45:35 CEST 2007

Guillaume Poirier wrote:
> Hi,
> Michel Bardiaux wrote:
>> These use the version.sh that tries to get the svn revision number using 
>> svn. If svn is not installed, -rUNKNOWN results, which makes support a PITA.
>> But if svn is installed, why download a snapshot?
> Well, you could be behind the Big Firewall of China that prevents you
> from access svn through the normal svn network port.
By 'svn installed' I meant of course 'svn installed, functional, and 
able to download ffmpeg'. The web page says "You can choose between a 
full checkout that you can update with Subversion". Hence I could 
rephrase as:

If you cant update with svn, what is the use of a snapshot that *might* 
be updated with svn? And if you can update with svn, why download a 

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