[FFmpeg-devel] release feedback

Måns Rullgård mans
Mon Mar 16 01:04:37 CET 2009

Robert Swain <robert.swain at gmail.com> writes:

> On 15/3/09 11:56, Diego Biurrun wrote:
>> On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 09:16:32PM +0000, Robert Swain wrote:
>>> One item of note that is not related to this thread: while Attila is an
>>> excellent server administrator and provides us with a very good server,
>>> the response time for the server 'failure' we experienced severely
>>> stunts development.
>> A day of downtime every other year or even less is quite a good service
>> and does IMO not noticeably affect development.
> Indeed, OK.
>>>> One question that remains is whether we should repeat this regularly or
>>>> at all.  Given the positive feedback, I believe we should institute a
>>>> regular release schedule.  I envision time-based releases every 3 or 6
>>>> months.  After some thought, 6 months sounds preferable.  It is less
>>>> disruptive to the development process and a schedule that seem to work
>>>> well in a lot of other FOSS projects.
>>> I would like 3-monthly releases.
>> Why?
> FFmpeg development is very rapid. If we space releases too sparsely, we 
> (the developers) will have less faith in releases and this will transfer 
> into telling users to use trunk more due to the previous release being 
> outdated. I think this devalues releases.

Any given version is likely to be outdated in 24h.

M?ns Rullg?rd
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