[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Releases

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Mon May 31 04:48:06 CEST 2010

On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 12:12:50AM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Sun, May 30, 2010 at 11:15:41PM +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > 
> > I think we should do releases more often than we did historically or
> > not at all. Otherwise everyone will use very outdated ffmpeg&libav*
> I can understand that you want to see people use the latest and greatest,
> but for some strange reason people just have their own priorities that
> are at odds with yours/ours.

both users and developers alike want the latest and greatest, its distros
who partially want a slow pace. Which is understandable but not in our
nor our users interrest.

> You can try to change people, but ultimately it is futile.  They will do
> whatever they do anyway - and yes, I learned this the hard way.

thats a different subject and different project

> That said, more releases mean more work.  It's as simple as that.
> Now I'm very happy that I managed to recruit Reinhard to help with
> releases, but our two person release team is still understaffed.
> On top of that 0.6 is considerably more work than 0.5 was.

Id like to hear reinhards oppinon on this thread

> I don't have enough time to make even 3-monthly releases...


Reinhard, do you have the time for this or should i try to find someone
else? I probably could do it myself but you did it pretty well and i dont
think, given my disinterrest in releases, that i would achive the same


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