[FFmpeg-user] Next Release

Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Tue Jan 26 20:20:00 EET 2021

Am Di., 26. Jan. 2021 um 19:09 Uhr schrieb Armin Hasitzka <armin at grabyo.com>:
> > Nearly one year passed between 4.2 and 4.3.
> >
> > We recommend that all users download current
> > FFmpeg git head as we lack the manpower to
> > support other versions.
> Fair enough, thanks for that insight :) Out of curiosity -- are there
> any special (stability) checks you run for releasing versions (that
> you don't run on every commit to `master`)

The exact same special stability checks that are continuously
run for every commit.

> or are releases just dates
> when you fire up all build pipelines + update the website?


> Just trying
> to understand whether there's _any_ upside to waiting
> for a release instead of just grabbing `master` today.

If you are Debian or Ubuntu, you get security updates.
(To explain why we do the above as described by you.)

Carl Eugen

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