[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] source snapshots URLs for all repositories on the download page

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Fri Mar 4 15:52:18 CET 2011

On Fri, Mar 04, 2011 at 03:29:10PM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> Here's a patch that adds snapshot URLs for all the listed repositories
> to the download page.  Hope people are happy now.

This is one of the most dishonest commit messages ive seen lately

Under FFmpeg Snapshots, you still list only your fork

>  <h2>FFmpeg Snapshots</h2>
>  <p>
> -Instead of using Git to clone our repository you can also download our nightly
> -<a href="releases/ffmpeg-snapshot-git.tar.bz2">git snapshot</a> tarball to
> -bootstrap your local repository.
> +For the ffmpeg.org repository you can also directly download the
> +<a href="releases/ffmpeg-snapshot.tar.bz2">source snapshot</a>
> +that we generate each night instead of grabbing a source snapshot
> +from the gitweb URL. This is slightly preferred since it reduces
> +the load on our server.
>  </p>
>  <p>
> -Alternatively if you have no need for git metadata and/or prefer the smaller
> -download, get the bare
> -<a href="releases/ffmpeg-snapshot.tar.bz2">source snapshot</a>.
> +Alternatively, if you cannot access Git directly or wish to speed up
> +the cloning and reduce the bandwidth usage, we also offer a complete
> +<a href="releases/ffmpeg-snapshot-git.tar.bz2">git snapshot</a>
> +tarball that comes with git metadata and version history to
> +bootstrap your local ffmpeg.org repository.
>  </p>

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