lool at dooz.org
Sun Oct 11 11:47:35 UTC 2009
My understanding is that the ffmpeg we have in Debian/Ubuntu is
relatively stabilized and aligned with other distros (Gentoo IIRC).
Would it make sense to provide a ffmpeg-snapshot like gcc-snapshot
which we would update as we see fit? Perhaps to allow people to play
with latest upstream stuff and also to have them test for regression or
upstream fixes. It could be kept out of testing like gcc-snapshot.
What do you folks think?
(I had the case that a lot of interesting NEON stuff was developed
upstream but is not practical to backport; developement happens at a
steady pace upstream and the changes are entangled together via
internal ABI changes.)
IIRC the gcc-snapshot packaging is shared with gcc, they just flip the
source package name with some script/target; I guess we could do the
same here, we'd just have mixed history in debian/changelog and have
rules dealing with the two build types (just like we have unstripped
handling in rules). I don't think we need a branch for it though,
would be the same branches as for ffmpeg.
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