[FFmpeg-devel] release

Diego Biurrun diego
Fri Jan 30 19:15:13 CET 2009

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 02:41:36PM +0100, Luca Abeni wrote:
> Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 02:26:39PM +0100, Luca Abeni wrote:
> >> Diego Biurrun wrote:
> >>> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 10:25:22AM +0100, Nicolas George wrote:
> >>>> Le septidi 7 pluvi?se, an CCXVII, Diego Biurrun a ?crit :
> >>>>> Just think about it, we throw out a tarball and then we can go wild
> >>>> Does that mean that, one year from now, people still using that tarball
> >>>> instead of the SVN head will be welcome on the mailing-lists and that
> >>>> bugfixes will be backported?
> >>> No, whoever wants to report bugs has to use the latest trunk version.
> >> Sorry, but this makes a release completely useless...
> > 
> > The point of a release cannot be reporting bugs against it.  What you
> > say makes no sense.
> The point of a release is that users are provided with something they
> can use. If you release "ffmpeg v0.5" (or whatever you call it) and then
> you ask people not to use it (otherwise they cannot report bugs), you
> are just asking for more and more users complaining...

Everybody has a different definition of user to start with and then
extrapolates, guesses or infers their needs from there.  It's not
surprising that results vary so wildly.

Our major users are distributions.  I talked to them, they want a stable
point to work from.  I am going to deliver it to them 2009-02-23.

Anyway, this is already starting to waste much of the time that could be
used productively elsewhere.  So once more, I'm going to cut this
discussion short at this point.

If somebody is motivated to keep maintaining this release for some time
into the future, step forward now, otherwise be silent.  There are only
two weeks left for major bug fixing work, so time is precious.  Do not
waste your time, nor those of others.

We can talk again in March.  Right now, discussions are purely a
resource hog.  Please get to work, in your editors, not your mail


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