[FFmpeg-devel] Possible long(er?) term support

Michael Niedermayer michael at niedermayer.cc
Thu Aug 25 13:05:41 EEST 2016

On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 12:11:47PM -0600, Orion Poplawski wrote:
> On 08/24/2016 11:54 AM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> > Hi!
> > 
> > 2016-08-24 18:51 GMT+02:00 Orion Poplawski <orion at cora.nwra.com>:
> >>   Would the ffmpeg developers be willing treat any particular release as a
> >> long-term-support release and try to do security updates for it?
> > 
> > Could you define "long-term"?
> > 
> > Carl Eugen
> Well, EL7 itself will be around for a long time (till 2024), but we don't
> expect any open-source project to have support for that long. But something in
> the 2-3 year range would be very helpful.

Calling one of our releases from time to time LTS certainly makes
sense from a marketing point of view ...
Doing that with a consistent shedule and clearly stated timeframe
also makes sense
Also synchronizing such shedule with distros and user applications
would make sense

To support a release better, longer or with more clearly stated shedule
requires someone with the will and time to stand
behind it though. Is there someone this applies to ?
Do you know someone this applies to ?


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