[FFmpeg-devel] release feedback
Sat Mar 14 23:18:11 CET 2009
Hi Carl Eugen,
On 3/14/2009 12:20 PM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> Diego Biurrun <diego <at> biurrun.de> writes:
>> The target audience for this release were distributions and projects or
>> companies reusing FFmpeg. From what I have heard they received exactly
>> what they wanted.
> Since I believe that
> 1) the release stopped one important developer for an unacceptable long time
> from developing and others for a noticeable period, and
Interesting, would it to possible to know exactly who felt stopped in
his heavy development by the release ?
Personnally, the release went smoothly, and did not stop my development
> 2) the problems will start the moment people ask for fixes,
If something is broken, well I believe it is good that people notice it
and report it. Yes, they can always ask, but this shouldn't change our
way of fixing bugs, should it ?
> I'd like to ask:
> From their pov, what is the difference between our daily tarballs and the
I believe having an "anchor" for regressions will be useful.
It is also a way to point to users and packages which revision to use.
Who, besides us, are the best people to consider which revision is
"safe" and enough stable ? This is also why I believe the releases
should be "status"-based in addition to be "time"-based.
Ideally, a call for maintainers should be done, because they should know
better the status of their maintained code.
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