[vlc-devel] Consider contrib hashing mandatory

Tristan Matthews tmatth at videolan.org
Mon Feb 20 22:25:41 CET 2017

On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 3:39 PM, Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net> wrote:
> Le maanantaina 20. helmikuuta 2017, 21.29.38 EET Jean-Baptiste Kempf a écrit :
>> Hello,
>> On Mon, 20 Feb 2017, at 21:15, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
>> > As a reviewer, I will thus no longer accept
>> > contrib rules that change sources or add new sources of any kind without
>> > validation.
>> What should be  the policy for ffmpeg and x264 in the master branch (NOT
>> stable) ?

A lazy search ( grep -ril Not\ implemented * ) of contrib src
indicates that the full list of contribs doing this is at least:

2 of which (daala/aom) are my fault, but these are also disabled by
default. In any case, I agree that we should probably pin revisions
for at least all of the enabled contribs (or even all of the contribs


> The policy is that you can't do that.
> Not only is it impossible to authenticate, but it is also impossible to test,
> to reproduce and to keep building in the future. Especially for FFmpeg/libav.
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