[FFmpeg-devel] release

Diego Biurrun diego
Mon Jan 26 23:11:00 CET 2009

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 11:01:19PM +0100, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 10:43:45PM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > OK, how hard can it be..
> > 
> > Just think about it, we throw out a tarball and then we can go wild
> > with API and ABI, after all, a release is out and people can use that
> > and wild changes after a release are only to be expected.
> there is no technical need or sense to go wild with anything
> and if there was need there would be no sense to wait for a release.
> rather the opposite, making a release and breaking API&ABI will mean people
> will be even more trapped in the release and have difficulty switching to
> head. It would have a very negative impact on bug reports as they would be
> against an old release and people would in some cases not be able to
> update due to API/ABI

If you wish to break API/ABI, the best time is after a release.

> > I say we make a list of things that need to be done before releasing.
> 1. find some volunteer doing it
> 2. find some volunteer doing it
> 3. find some volunteer doing it

I think you need to look at the subject of the mail again.  I started
making that list.  If you have nothing to put on the list - well - than
it's even less stuff to do before the release.


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