[FFmpeg-devel] Broken third party software
Sun Sep 14 15:15:25 CEST 2008
On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 03:08:53PM +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 02:53:40PM +0200, Luca Abeni wrote:
> > Ramiro Polla wrote:
> > [...]
> > >> svn annotate or svn log can easily point to r15262 as the version which
> > >> broke the old API, so developer of applications using libavcodec can
> > >> point to r15261 until their programs are updated.
> > >> These changes do not happen very often (I think the last one was some
> > >> years ago?)
> > >
> > > I think we could do other developers a favor and at least announce
> > > somewhere that there was a major version bump (and that if I
> > > understand correctly more things might still change in the very near
> > > future).
> > >
> > > I attached a patch for index.html, but maybe it's not the best place
> > > (and the text could be rewritten)...
> > This looks like a good idea.
> > Maybe we could go even further, and do something like
> > svn cp -r r15261 svn://svn.mplayerhq.hu/ffmpeg/trunk svn://svn.mplayerhq.hu/ffmpeg/tags/libavcodec_v51
> > or similar (I did not check the correct svn syntax and similar
> > details).
> > Note: this is just an idea, if other people think it is bad, I
> > am not going to defend it too strongly.
> Iam not against it but i must note that the "tags are copies" design is a
> step back from cvs.
Uh, have you ever tagged something (big) with CVS? I had Godot pay a
visit, have a drink and leave again while waiting for the CVS tag command
to finish doing its magic to MPlayer ...
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