[FFmpeg-devel] release

Benjamin Larsson banan
Fri Jan 30 15:28:13 CET 2009

Robert Swain wrote:
> Diego: can you respond to this with the purpose of making a release if
> we do not maintain it after it has been released? Otherwise what you
> said seems to be a very negative comment to make for a release
> manager.
> If releases encourage us to do some bug fixing stints every so often
> (one weekend a month?) then that's a good thing. I think if they
> encourage us to do a bit of planning and organising of our goals, that
> would also be good. While we may not conduct releases traditionally
> (backporting all bug fixes, point releases containing batches of bug
> fixes and/or security fixes with strict plans between releases, etc.)
> I think it would be good to clarify what our goals are for releases,
> what we're trying to achieve.
> Regards,
> Rob

My goals with releases is to:
have releases - silence the major complaint we have about that
get a stable ground for distributions/applications that depend on the libs
get a good point to break api/abi

Benjamin Larsson

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