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Re: [MPlayer-dev-eng] MPlayer 1.3.0 release




On 2016-02-16 00:07 +0100, Roberto Togni wrote:
> On Sun, 14 Feb 2016 22:59:31 +0100
> Roberto Togni <rxt@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> > On Sun, 14 Feb 2016 22:54:09 +0100
> > Roberto Togni <rxt@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 
> > [...]
> > > If we want to reach the Ubuntu milestone we should make the 1.3 branch
> > > on Monday and the release on Thursday (or later if FFmpeg 3.0 is not
> > > out yet).
> > > It's a very short time frame.
> > > Also I won't be available on Wednesday and Tuesday, so if FFmpeg is
> > > late somebody else will have to do it.
> > As usual, I mixed up Tuesday and Thursday; this should read:
> > 
> > If we want to reach the Ubuntu milestone we should make the 1.3 branch
> > on Monday and the release on Tuesday (or later if FFmpeg 3.0 is not
> > out yet).
> > It's a very short time frame.
> > Also I won't be available on Wednesday and Thursday, so if FFmpeg is
> > late somebody else will have to do it.
> > 
> > [...]
> Newsentry and download page update attached.
> Please review.

  Looks good-to-go to me.

  The news article is kind of exhaustive because of being close after
FFmpeg 3.0 and because that is not wide spread yet.

  Some small nits inlined down below.


> Release will be made tomorrow night after 21 CET if no big issues.


Thanks for all your work on this release,
  Alexander


> Index: src/dload.en
> ===================================================================
> --- src/dload.en	(revisione 3686)
> +++ src/dload.en	(copia locale)
> @@ -87,8 +87,8 @@
>  </table>
>  
>  <p>
> -The latest MPlayer release is 1.2.1, created on 24/01/2016, which includes
> -FFmpeg 2.8.5.<br>
> +The latest MPlayer release is 1.3.0, created on 16/02/2016, which includes
> +FFmpeg 3.0.0.<br>
>  We recommend to use always the latest SVN to get the all the new features and

   "to always use" sounds better to me
   (i guess both are correct, change only if you like)

>  bugfixes, especially if the release date above looks old.
>  </p>
> @@ -95,6 +95,24 @@
>  
>  <table class="border_table">
>  <tr>
> +	<td>MPlayer 1.3.0 release</td>
> +	<td class="mirror">
> +		<a href="../MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.3.0.tar.xz">HTTP (xz compressed, 13 MB)</a>
> +	</td>
> +	<td class="mirror">
> +		<a href="ftp://ftp.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.3.0.tar.xz";>FTP (xz compressed, 13 MB)</a>
> +	</td>
> +</tr>
> +</table>
> +
> +<p>
> +The previous MPlayer release is 1.2.1, created on 24/01/2016, which includes
> +FFmpeg 2.8.5.<br>
> +Use this version if you need compatibility with FFmpeg 2.8.x branch.
> +</p>
> +
> +<table class="border_table">
> +<tr>
>  	<td>MPlayer 1.2.1 release</td>
>  	<td class="mirror">
>  		<a href="../MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.2.1.tar.xz">HTTP (xz compressed, 13 MB)</a>
> Index: src/news.en
> ===================================================================
> --- src/news.en	(revisione 3689)
> +++ src/news.en	(copia locale)
> @@ -8,6 +8,95 @@
>  <div class="newsentry">
>  
>  <h2>
> +	<a name="mplayer130">2016-02-16, Tuesday :: MPlayer 1.3.0 released</a>
> +	<br><span class="poster">posted by the <a href="mailto:projects@xxxxxxxxxxxx";>release team</a></span>
> +</h2>
> +
> +<p>
> +MPlayer 1.3.0 "worksforme" is out.<br>
> +</p>
> +
> +<p>
> +Less than a month after 1.2.1, we're at it again.<br>
> +</p>
> +
> +<p>
> +MPlayer 1.3.0 is compatible with the FFmpeg 3.0.x releases and (at the time of
> +writing) with FFmpeg git.
> +The tarball already includes a copy of FFmpeg 3.0, so you don't need to fetch
> +it separately.<br>
> +</p>
> +
> +<p>
> +This release brings you some new codecs and formats, a lot of fixes, and many
> +cleanups. It also includes all the enhancements and speed-ups from FFmpeg;
> +check their changelog if you are curious about the details.</p>
> +
> +<p>
> +In addition to these, there were a lot of updates to accomodate the API changes

  "accommodate" (two Ms)

> +made in FFmpeg. Some were simple renames, but others were quite invasive. None
> +of them should have a user-visible effect, except maybe for some corner-cases
> +in the channel order for multichannel files.<br>
> +If you see any regression from the previous releases, please report it on the
> +<a href="mailing_lists.html">mplayer-users</a> mailing list or use our
> +<a href="https://trac.mplayerhq.hu/";>bug tracker</a>.
> +</p>
> +
> +<p>
> +So, which version should you use? Try this simple test.<br>
> +<ul>
> + <li>1 Do you compile you own MPlayer?
> +  <ul><li> If no, go to 5.</li></ul>
> + </li>
> + <li>2 Do you want to use a system-wide copy of FFmpeg?</li>
> +  <ul><li>If no, go to 4.</li></ul>
> + </li>
> + <li>3 Which version of FFmpeg do you have?
> +  <ul>
> +   <li>If it's 2.8.x, use MPlayer 1.2.x</li>
> +   <li>If it's 3.0.x, use MPlayer 1.3.x</li>
> +   <li>If you have an older version, you are on your own. Sorry</li>
> +   <li>If you have a newer version, can I borrow your time machine?</li>
> +  </ul>
> + </li>
> + <li>4 Do you want the latest and greatest features?
> +  <ul>
> +   <li> If yes, use MPlayer SVN and FFmpeg git.</li>
> +   <li> If no (why?), use 1.3.x unless you have a good reason to stay on 1.2.x.</li>
> +  </ul>
> + </li>
> + <li>5 You still have some options!
> +  <ul>
> +   <li>Use the version packaged by your distribution.</li>
> +   <li>Look for a package on our <a href="dload.html">download page</a>.</li>
> +   <li>Look for an updated package in the unofficial repositories for you distribution.</li>
> +  </ul>
> + </li>
> +</ul>
> +</p>
> +
> +<p>
> +Starting from this release, MPlayer depend also on libswresample (part of

  "depends" (MPlayer dependS)

> +FFmpeg); the library is autodetected, and compilation will fail without it.
> +</p>
> +
> +<p>
> +MPlayer 1.3.0 can be downloaded by
> +<a href="http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.3.0.tar.xz";>HTTP (xz, 13 MB)</a>,
> +<a href="ftp://ftp.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.3.0.tar.xz";>FTP (xz, 13 MB)</a>,
> +<a href="http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.3.0.tar.gz";>HTTP (gzip, 20 MB)</a> or
> +<a href="ftp://ftp.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.3.0.tar.gz";>FTP (gzip, 20 MB)</a>.<br>
> +Please get the xz variant if you can, to save bandwidth.
> +</p>
> +
> +<p>
> +xz MD5SUM: <b></b><br>
> +xz SHA1SUM: <b></b><br>
> +gz MD5SUM: <b></b><br>
> +gz SHA1SUM: <b></b>
> +</p>
> +
> +<h2>
>  	<a name="mplayer121">2016-01-24, Sunday :: MPlayer 1.2.1 released</a>
>  	<br><span class="poster">posted by the <a href="mailto:projects@xxxxxxxxxxxx";>release team</a></span>
>  </h2>
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