[FFmpeg-devel] next major release

Andrey Utkin andrey.krieger.utkin at gmail.com
Thu Jul 11 09:12:06 CEST 2013

2013/7/10 Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at>:
> For future releases the community could choose a name and tell me
> before i make the release or if we prefer we could drop the names
> on future releases completely or keep leaving it to the one making the
> release (me). I have no preferrance at all here ...

Adding codenames is a strange fashion to me.
Ffmpeg release codenames are not used/mentioned anywhere except
ffmpeg.org/download.html. Nobody refers to codename when telling the
version they use. So why bother naming?
There are names for minor releases (X.Y.Z), so you should name them
all, but in fact only few are named.
In spite of consistency and not doing unnecessary things, i'd drop the naming.

> For 2.0 if you like you could think of it as
> The community failed to name it thus its nameless ;)
> Also if people want we could pick future names from one or more
> specific set(s) like foods, city names, colors, greek gods, fantasy
> creatures, or whetver

Well, before 1.0 there was a sort of such concept - see Happiness,
Freedom, Harmony, Love, Peace...
Scientists names are also nice idea.

Andrey Utkin

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