[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] stable branch

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Sat Mar 21 02:42:46 CET 2009

On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 02:39:16AM +0100, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> Hi
> no, iam not proposing what you think
> rather a new idea, 2 branches instead of just head
> one id call stable and one unstable for sake of refering to them here,
> they of course could be named differently
> what i suggest is that fate would run its whole suit on unstable HEAD and
> if all passes, automatically move each commit one by one to stable.

after rethinking, this can be done much easier, FATE only need to print
the revission at the top that last passed all test, no branch is needed

Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

Awnsering whenever a program halts or runs forever is
On a turing machine, in general impossible (turings halting problem).
On any real computer, always possible as a real computer has a finite number
of states N, and will either halt in less than N cycles or never halt.
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