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anca-emanuel
November 28th, 2012, 10:19 PM
info: Here are details about transitions.

For now,

Dear Ubuntu developers,

I intend to upload libav 9 to raring rather sooner than later. I'm writing you because:

- the package is not in debian/unstable yet, but currently sitting in NEW, targeted at experimental (but syncing is not possible anyway)
- I don't think that there will be a similar fallout like the last big libav package, but given that some more internal API got dropped and there are a number of packages in the archive that use deprecated APIs, there will be some problems.
- I remember that Collin requested such big updates to be announced before on this mailing list. I'm doing it with this email.
- gstreamer (via gst-libav) requires this version.

All relevant SONAMEs have been bumped, so existing binaries should not be broken by this upload. See http://libav.org/news.html#9beta1 for an overview of the most important changes.
Preview packages are available in ppa:motumedia/libav-daily

I would suggest to upload the package now so that we have enough time to deal with packages that require cleaning ups, in case that would happen
http://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-archive/transitions/libav.html

Here you can find all: http://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-archive/transitions/

mc4man
November 28th, 2012, 11:46 PM
Good, (if it ups the versioning of libavcodec, ect. which seems likely.
Then if someone bothers to rebuild audacious-plugins there will again be a ffaudio plugin
(the attention paid to audacious plugins over the last 3 or 4 Ubuntu releases is pitiful, part of the fallout of Debian/Ubuntu using Libav instead of FFmpeg