[FFmpeg-devel] Possible long(er?) term support
Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski
dominik at greysector.net
Sun Aug 28 00:37:09 EEST 2016
On Saturday, 27 August 2016 at 12:48, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 12:59:53PM -0600, Orion Poplawski wrote:
> > On 08/25/2016 04:05 AM, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > > 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 ?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > I'm not sure who the questions are addressed to. But in any case, it looks
> > like rpmfusion will be shipping ffmpeg 2.8 in their epel7 release. So it
> > would be helpful to try to support that for as long as it is reasonable. I'm
> > sure everyone involved will try to help out where possible. Thanks.
> which other distros use 2.8 ? (that is distro releases which will not/
> cannot upgrade to 3.*)
I can see 2.8.6 in Gentoo (marked as stable, with 3.x as testing).
Debian has 0.8.17 in oldstable, 3.0.2 in backports and 3.1.2 in testing
Ubuntu has 2.7.6, 2.8.6 and 3.0.2.
Arch has 0.10.16, 2.8.7 and 3.1.2.
openSUSE has 2.8.6 and 3.1.2.
RPMFusion (for Fedora) has 2.8.7, 3.0.2 and 3.1.2.
So, it looks like 2.8.x is present in 5 out of 6 major distributions.
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