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Re: wheezy update for libav

On 13.09.2016 21:01, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 05:47:12PM +0200, Markus Koschany wrote:
> I think there is a misunderstanding here, so let me explain:
> 1) I've been using Debian for 15+ years now and I understand the policy
> for package updates that go into stable: only fixes for security and
> data loss or similarly catastrophic issues.
> 2) Libav has a similar policy for releases: no features, bug fixes only.
> 3) The 0.8 release was done on 2013-01-21 and it is not supported in any
> way any longer, the last point release was done 1.5 years ago. The only
> changes done to that branch are done by me. Nobody else touches it
> currently. Nor will anybody in the future, maintaining (what feels like)
> stone age releases is not what we consider a fun task.
> Summary: I believe we are completely on the same page here. The changes
> I am making to our 0.8 branch not only fit your criteria completely,
> they are done specifically for you. Doing my work upstream has the added
> benefit of avoiding distro-specific patches, which is always good. Also,
> there is the odd chance that a handful of other people or distros do use
> that old release still and will benefit from those bug fixes.

Great. I didn't know that you were able to do libav releases as a "mere"
committer. If the new release manifests as described above, then we are
definitely on the same page.



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