[vlc-devel] Debian/Ubuntu VLC

Reinhard Tartler siretart at tauware.de
Sun Jul 18 18:02:50 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 19:41:46 (CEST), Jean-Baptiste Kempf wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 06:14:26PM +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote :
>> I think the biggest problem we face here is communication. It is totally
>> unreasonable to expect everyone to read and follow vlc. Can you please
>> either be more explicit with your VSAs or perhaps create a more
>> specialized mailing list for such issues?
> http://www.videolan.org/security/ is not enough for you?

It's not, and I've elaborated why in the paragraph you've killed in
your reply.

>> > But even then, how do you plan to upgrade from 1.0.2 to 1.0.6?
>> I don't understand the question. Of course by preparing an upload and
>> uploading it!
> Waouw, since when has this changed?
> 'we cannot update because this release change functionnalities' is what
> we usually had...

This has not changed, but AFAIUI, there are only very focused and
documented changes in bugfix branches. Maybe I'm wrong here? If yes,
then a stable release update needs to cherry-pick the relevant changes.
Nothing really surprising, IMHO.

>> > Or from 1.1.x in final Maverick, to 1.1.x+{1,2,...} ? VideoLAN won't
>> > provide one stable tree per release! We can't afford the kernel's
>> > luxury time-wise.
>> I guess 1.0-bugfix and 1.1-bugfix branches do exist, yes?  What's the
>> problem?
> You don't understand him. He is speaking about 1.1.0-bugfix,
> 1.1.1-bugfix, etc...

I think the misunderstanding is about the 1.0-bugfix and 1.1-bugfix
branches. Can you perhaps explain me the update/commit policy in the
1.0-bufix branch? what patches qualify and what don't? Is there a wiki
page or something I can read about?

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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