[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] The Big Bump
Fri Feb 4 13:53:45 CET 2011
On Fri, Feb 04, 2011 at 09:36:06AM +0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Stefano Sabatini <stefano.sabatini-lala at poste.it> writes:
> > On date Thursday 2011-02-03 21:06:31 +0100, Reinhard Tartler encoded:
> >> On Thu, Feb 03, 2011 at 20:13:09 (CET), Diego Elio Petten? wrote:
> >> > Il giorno gio, 03/02/2011 alle 16.35 +0100, Anton Khirnov ha scritto:
> >> >>
> >> >> it's been suggested on IRC that we've accumulated enough new APIs and
> >> >> the associated cruft so the time to bump major for lavf and lavc is
> >> >> nigh. We should definitely do that before 0.7.
> >> >
> >> > I'd suggest doing this only if we can also ensure that no ff_* symbols
> >> > are left as interlib dependencies.
> >> This sounds pretty reasonable to me.
> >> As already mentioned, this is an excellent occasion for revisiting
> >> Stefanos error code concern in avutil and the (potential?) avcore/avutil
> >> merge, which both obviously are better done before bumping.
> > BTW what's the best timing for doing the changes?
> > I believed that deep changes are better done just *after* release,
> > indeed I can imagine that many users just upgrade for the release:
> > - Hey, these guys finally released a new FFmpeg, let's try it!
> > - Ouch, it breaks a lot of stuff, better to keep the ol' good FFmpeg,
> > I don't have time to fix it now.
> On the other hand, new releases are expected to bring new stuff.
> > vs.
> > - Well, they deprecated a lot of stuff and I'll have to cleanup later,
> > but it is already compiling *now*!
> We could at least remove whatever was deprecated at the time of the
> last release. That's a long list already.
I think $next release should throw out the stuff that's already
deprecated, deprecate whatever we want to remove soon and isn't
deprecated yet. (and if possible, it should contain -mt :) )
The release notes should also state that after a short transitional
period (0.5-0.75 y?) we'll do another bump and another release.
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