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ffmpeg: Switch to revision based versioning, not release #479

merged 1 commit into from Jun 23, 2016


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commented Jun 23, 2016

Discussing the proposed ffmpeg changes (#477) on slack brought up an issue with the current ffmpeg versioning.

If a builder downloads the 3.0-xbmc ffmpeg source tarball (as I did at the end of March) to their sources cache they won't ever download the 3.0-xbmc ffmpeg source tarball again even if is updated with new commits (unless they delete their existing tarball).

The current 3.0-xbmc ffmpeg version is now 3.0.2, which is 33 commits ahead of the 3.0.1 version I downloaded in March.

Someone building master who has never downloaded the ffmpeg tarball will build with the latest 3.0-xbmc (ie. 3.0.2, plus a few more commits) while I will continue building with 3.0.1, blissfully ignorant of any new fixes (or new bugs).

This clearly isn't a good situation, as we should all be building the same source code, hence this switch to hash based versioning.

@CvH CvH merged commit 9b3d478 into LibreELEC:master Jun 23, 2016

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