On So, Jan 24, 2010 at 20:43:39 (CET), Andres Mejia wrote:

> 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
>> something.
> 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 
> something 
> similar?

The difference is that the current packages track the '0.5' branch. The
new packages no longer do this, but track 'trunk'. The change in the
versioning scheme reflects this fact.

I'm going to discuss this versioning scheme with upstream at FOSDEM.

> 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.

Excellent, thanks!

I'm currently doing first testbuilds of the new package

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