Loïc Minier 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.

Loïc Minier

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