[FFmpeg-devel] FOMS 2009 FFmpeg outbrief

Robert Swain robert.swain
Mon Jan 26 18:35:45 CET 2009

2009/1/26 Reimar D?ffinger <Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de>:
> On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 04:35:15PM +0000, Robert Swain wrote:
>> but at least people could
>> report bugs against a non-ancient version of FFmpeg.
> How is that supposed to work? _I_ won't have that old (as in previously
> released) version installed either way, so _I_ will not be able to handle
> bug reports against it.

The 'at least' was referring to the proximity. I expect number of bugs
being reported against revision N that have already been squashed in
HEAD reduces as the revision difference between N and HEAD reduces.
People reporting bugs using snapshots from 2007 would likely be much
less useful than people reporting bugs against a revision from 3
months ago.

But releases seem to be moot. I had a bit of a discussion with some
videolan devs and they aren't bothered about releases because they
don't increase the consistency of libav* on systems on which VLC is to
be installed. I will comment more on this shortly.

>> > And regarding the roadmap, it would be nice to have something describing
>> > what features that are in progress or planned. But maybe not something
>> > that says exactly what is going to be included in the next release.
> "roadmap" is evidently another buzzword the meaning of which we are
> trying to reverse-engineer here. Am I really the only one who has no
> idea what they wanted when they asked for a "roadmap"?

It probably is a buzz word but it's simply a plan of the progress to
be achieved by noted milestones.


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