Subject: Re: swfdec updated to 0.5.1
To: None <>
From: Guillaume Lasmayous <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 08/16/2007 14:14:19
Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Aug 2007 10:42:47 +0200
> Guillaume Lasmayous <> wrote:
>> There's one thing I omitted to mention here.
>> This release of swfdec requires libraries that are delivered in the 
>> latest ffmpeg package.
>> I had to install wip/ffmpeg-snapshot to be able to install swfdec.
>> So I think the first step would be to update ffmpeg to a newer version. 
>> Do you agree ? Is there a problem with a package depending on another 
>> that is in in wip ?
> 	I think there's a problem with depending on ffmpeg-snapshot because
> that package pulls the latest nightly build and sometimes the patches don't
> apply.
You're right.
I managed to _compile_ ffmpeg-snapshot from yesterday without any 
patches. I'm still checking if everything is working correctly, and if 
patches are still required.
The problem with updating ffmpeg is that there is no "formal" 
release...:"New, official "releases" are few and far between. In short, 
if you want to work with FFmpeg, you are advised to go along with SVN 
development rather than relying on formal releases. "

So I'm wondering what is the best approach to take advantage of the new 
features of ffmpeg ?
Maybe I should try to package swfdec without ffmpeg support, while there 
no other official ffmpeg releases.