[vlc-devel] Daily build of VLC trunk

Benjamin Drung bdrung at ubuntu.com
Sun Sep 26 00:05:34 CEST 2010


Since some week we have daily builds of VLC trunk on Launchpad [1].
Currently it provides binary packages for Ubuntu 10.10 (maverick). I
will extent it to build binaries for later Ubuntu releases once they are

The nightly builds page on videolan [2] is outdated. There are no debs
for Debian sid and Ubuntu intrepid. I recommend to replace these by [1].

Technical details:
First the trunk branch is imported into a Launchpad bzr branch. This is
normally done by Launchpad, but due to bug #402814 [3], the import fails
and I have to "import" [4] it manually on my own machine. A recipe [5]
merges the trunk bzr branch with a packaging branch, which is derived
from the Debian package. Then a source tarball is created and uploaded
to the PPA [1]. This is done every day if one bzr branch changes. Every
member of the ~videolan team on Launchpad have access to the branches
and to the recipe.

[1] https://code.edge.launchpad.net/~videolan/+archive/master-daily
[2] http://nightlies.videolan.org/
[3] https://launchpad.net/bugs/402814
[4] I am just copying all files from git to bzr. All history get lost.
[5] https://code.edge.launchpad.net/~videolan/+recipe/master-daily

Benjamin Drung
Ubuntu Developer (www.ubuntu.com) | Debian Maintainer (www.debian.org)
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