[Nix-dev] ffmpeg 1.1

Vladimír Čunát vcunat at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 10:30:46 CET 2013

On 01/13/2013 11:03 PM, Mathijs Kwik wrote:
> A quick look at all-packages.nix shows that the following packages
> currently use ffmpeg 1.0:
> - vlc
> - cfdg
> If these 2 compile fine with 1.1, then 1.1 can replace 1.0, otherwise
> just have 1.0 and 1.1
> I would call it 1.1 for now, as ffmpeg upgrades usually seem to break
> quite some packages and changes the versioning scheme quite a bit.
> Noone can guarantee that 1.2 will be a drop-in replacement for 1.1, so
> it's quite possible we will need both of the for a short time, until
> packages get fixed. By calling it 1.x this becomes awkward, because
> you would end up with 1.x _and_ 1.1 or 1.2.

I agree. Switching ffmpeg branches very often breaks compilation, so it 
should probably be done per-package (update is usually needed anyway).


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