[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Move swscale into FFmpeg repository

Stefano Sabatini stefano.sabatini-lala
Mon Jan 19 00:22:09 CET 2009

On date Friday 2008-12-19 01:47:28 +0200, Uoti Urpala encoded:
> On Thu, 2008-12-18 at 23:12 +0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> > Diego says it's possible to move it into the FFmpeg repository with
> > correct interleaving of history.  I don't know what that would do to
> > people's git-svn trees though.
> If you significantly modify the history then the trees would have to be
> rebuilt. For unmodified trees or ones with only rebased changes this
> shouldn't be too much of an issue except for bandwidth and time usage
> (which could be mitigated by fixing the git-svn mirror at
> git.mplayerhq.hu to be better suited for starting individual git-svn
> repositories, so it wouldn't be necessary to transfer all old versions
> with svn protocol).
> Trees with more complex changes and merges in old history (FFmpeg-mt at
> least) would need more complex handling. Either they'd need manual
> history rebuilding to recreate all history as if it'd been based on the
> new history version, or a simpler merge with the new history (whose
> effect on the latest repository tree would be to just add the
> libswscale/ subtree) which would likely work for merging further updates
> but leave uglier history.

I think we should address this.

It makes a pain to build an older FFmpeg version (when configuring with

FFmpeg = Faboulous Fast Meaningless Plastic Empowered Generator

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