[Kdenlive-devel] Releases

Dan Dennedy dan at dennedy.org
Fri May 9 16:41:33 UTC 2014

On Fri, May 9, 2014 at 5:48 AM, Vincent PINON <vincent.pinon at laposte.net>wrote:

> Hi Kdenlive devs & fans,
> It's been a long time we have not released any piece of code, while much
> work has been done on various points.
> Our users either are either stuck with old 0.9.6 version (many little
> bugs fixed since then) or take the risk to track development head.
> As the laptop I carry everywhere has a too poor GPU to run movit (and
> I'm not the only one), I tagged the latest commit before Sesse's work
> merge as,
> and picked the later changes not involving GLSL in a separate branch
> ("next" was available, maybe it was not a very good choice :-/).
> I prepared a release version (CMake option) and tagged
> Before preparing a tarball, getting PPA builds and blogging about it,
> maybe you would like to test a bit more this version (I don't edit
> movies intensively these times) or have precises fixs in mind?
> Up to you to react in the next few days ;-)
I recommend that you do not add another field to your release numbering
scheme. It is fine for git tagging, but please consider releasing the next
version regardless of its contents as 0.9.8. Consider not so much the
meaning of the version number but how it might be used by software
collections for tracking upgrades. etc. Also, do you think users really
want to have to remember to specify instead of 0.9.6? They might
even think that additional .2 does not represent a code change but perhaps
some packaging- or build-related change.

> That being said, I think it shouldn't be hard to disable movit if it
> fails to start. Once done, maybe we could think of releasing "master" as
> 0.9.8(.0), a useful milestone (to track bugs) ! Or do you consider it is
> too far from stable ? We shouldn't disappoint the release-channel users...
Based on my brief testing while updating and supporting the
build-kdenlive.sh script, it is not stable enough.

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