[MPlayer-users] small feature request: add git

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Fri Feb 14 10:23:35 CET 2014

Roger Pack <rogerdpack2 <at> gmail.com> writes:

> > Could you explain what problem either of these "solutions"
> > would fix and particularly how it would fix them?
> The typical problem that occurs is this.
> I have some (patched) version of mplayer that I know works. 
> I save off my diff and the SVN revision number.
> Then a few months later, I think "shoot I need to test that 
> on this other platform" so I go to the new platform, plunk 
> down my source, and try and get a working build

Sounds not too difficult to me:
$ svn log|less
to get the date of your MPlayer checkout
$ git clone ...
to clone FFmpeg
$ cd ffmpeg
$ git log
to find a FFmpeg version from the same date
(I know this is slightly more difficult than 
it sounds but I am sure there is a git 
command that does everything for you, I am 
just not good enough with git.)
$ git checkout ....
The version you just found out about.
$ cd ..
$ ./configure && make

As said, I am 100% sure this can be simplified.

Carl Eugen

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