[vlc-devel] One week to 0.9.0 release

Derk-Jan Hartman hartman at videolan.org
Fri Aug 8 20:31:25 CEST 2008

On 8 aug 2008, at 16:57, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> 	Hello,
> This reminder for those who forgot that the version 0.9.0 is to be  
> tagged
> sometime during the week-end after this one.
> This leaves 7 days for you to submit bug fixes and translations  
> updates. After
> that, you'll have to wait for the 0.9.1 release (no earlier than  
> October
> unless there is a security/critical fix to be made). It also means  
> it's
> pretty much too late for 0.9.0-test bug reports at this point, since  
> there is
> no chance anyone will have time to address them.
> Looking forward to the 16th, best regards,

I just hope we can make that. Tagging perhaps, but I doubt we can  
distribute by then yet. We sure have made great strides forward  
however lately, we are slowly getting somewhere that seems releasable.  
I think releasing a crashing and half-functional vlc would be a very  
bad idea and I think we need to decide as a group next week wether we  
are satisfied enough with the current state of VLC to put it on the  

The bug that worries me most atm is http://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/1749 
  It potentially affects a large set of files, and I'm not sure how  
well we can get it in order. And that situation worries me even more  
because this week many devs seem to be on holiday (fenrir, xtophe,  
myself at the end of the week)

I further intend to merge the libass branch into master. The csri  
module is too broken and no one really likes it it seems. And in my  
opinion we NEED to get this in order for this release, it is getting  
us too many negative word of mouth advertising. j-b, I and fenrir have  
been testing it for the last week and it is working as a dream, much  
better than our old "simple-ASS-renderer" and our non-functional csri/ 
asa module. I have thrown every weird ASA/SSA file that we have  
received since 2004 at it and it never missed or crashed.


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