[FFmpeg-devel] PATCH: change cmdutils.c so the copyright year does not need changing every year
ubitux at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 23:31:53 CEST 2011
On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 10:13:03PM +0100, JULIAN GARDNER wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Reimar Döffinger <Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de>
> > To: FFmpeg development discussions and patches <ffmpeg-devel at ffmpeg.org>
> > Cc:
> > Sent: Tuesday, 27 September 2011, 21:46
> > Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-devel] PATCH: change cmdutils.c so the copyright year does not need changing every year
> > On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 08:56:19PM +0100, JULIAN GARDNER wrote:
> >> Trivial patch, was looking into why when i build a new ffmpeg the
> > "build time" did not change, and found this so thought i would make a
> > simple patch, should work until 31-12-9999
> > I don't think this is a good idea.
> > First, it would give bogus results if the build machine has a broken
> > date.
> > Second, it's just plain wrong. It is not okay for it to increase
> > automatically if for example no changes happened at all in that year.
> > In particular I wouldn't want to promise that this could not
> > (theoretically at least) create legal trouble.
> But in theory if NO CODE CHANGES then this file wont be recompiled and the date wont be changed.
Packagers might need to rebuild it for a lot of various reasons…
Note that I personally don't mind your patch.
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