[vlc-devel] Opinion on a 1.0.5 for Windows?

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Sat Jan 9 13:07:10 CET 2010

On Sat, Jan 09, 2010 at 12:59:52PM +0100, Antoine Cellerier wrote :
> On Sat, Jan 09, 2010, Jean-Baptiste Kempf wrote:
> > I'd like to prepare a release for Windows of the 1.0.0 branch
> > with updated contribs and using mingw32-gcc 4.4.2.
> > 
> > Any strong opinion about it?
> What are the advantages of the new contribs compared to the old one?
 - gcc 4.4 is supposed to be faster, if I read correctly mike's posts
 - gcc 4.4 is the first version to be supported by mingw
 - as 1.0.5 doesn't improve a lot of stuff over 1.0.3, it will be easier
   to track regressions than between 1.0.x-gcc-4.2 and 1.1.0-gcc-4.4
 - should fix x264 encoding

> (And the risks?)
 - regressions can happen. That is clear. And they can be quite
   important. Ramiro (from FFmpeg) is testing fate with mingw-gcc4.4
   this week end, btw.

However, I prefer tracking those regressions between 2 releases that
are not that different than between 2 majors version where so many
factor can be at fault.

Best Regards,

Jean-Baptiste Kempf

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