[mythtv] FFmpeg plans

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Sun Apr 29 20:44:53 UTC 2018

On 04/29/2018 04:08 PM, David Engel wrote:
> Likewise, I'm not sure that FFmpeg's master branch is the best choice.
> How do you propose to handle post-release fixes from FFmpeg?  Looking
> at FFmpeg's release branch for 3.4, it saw a lot of fixes spanning 4
> months after the initial releases.  Perhaps Aman could shed some light
> on how FFmpeg handles their release and master branches and suggest
> the best one to track.
Hi David

I looked at https://ffmpeg.org/download.html#get-sources
They recommend in two places there that people compiling from source 
should use the development (master) branch. They also state that fixes 
are first applied to master and then some of them are cherry-picked into 
release branches.

If we use a release branch, I do not know if the subtree approach will 
work. When we move from one release branch to the next release branch, I 
don't know if pulling from a different branch would work.

Also, regarding post-release fixes, AFAIK we currently do not take them. 
I have not merged in any post-release fixes for 3.4. If we use master we 
can do another pull any time to get fixes.


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