On Saturday 23 January 2010 05:10:20 Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> Picking up an old thread from October,
> On Do, Okt 15, 2009 at 21:28:03 (CEST), Loïc Minier wrote:
> > Perhaps we should just go for a) and have a ffmpeg in experimental for
> > Debian next. Not too handy for Ubuntu though, but we could have a PPA
> > there.
> Now that we have ffmpeg with symbol versioning in unstable, I think we
> can now finally start working on this.
> I propose to start a new branch 'master.snapshot' and upload it to
> experimental with a version number of e.g. ffmpeg_0.6~~svn20100123-1 or
Wouldn't it make more sense to continue with a version number "0.5+svn<DATE>"?
Not that it really matters to me, I'm just curious as to why "0.6" already?
Also, shouldn't the package be named ffmpeg-snapshot, ffmpeg-trunk, or
> However, I expect it to be stuck in new, probably for a very long time,
> just like the mplayer package. I don't think this is a problem, because
> we can still publish the package on alioth or somewhere.
> >> Still, how often do we want to update such a snapshot package? and
> >> who is volunteering to keep it up to date?
> > I think how often as we like / see fit. Sometimes gcc-snapshot
> > doesn't get updated for a while, but when testing of an upstream fix
> > is desired, a new one is just pushed for testing.
> Thinking further on that, I agree that regular updates in experimental
> are not really necessary. Instead I'm imaginging a cronjob that runs in
> a svn checkout with the debian/ directory for experimental mounted in it
> and uploads updated snapshots to a PPA for ubuntu.
> Manual uploads to experimental would only be necessary if packaging
> changes like soname bumps or similar occur in svn.
> Since I don't see major drawbacks in this approach, I think I'll work on
> such a package next and probably discuss this with the ffmpeg folks at
I'll volunteer to help if you wish. I could do regular uploads of the package
depending on what interval you wanted. Of course I'll leave the initial
packaging setup up to you.
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