[libav-commits] Release 0.8

Reinhard Tartler git at libav.org
Sat Jan 21 19:20:51 CET 2012

Module: libav.org
Branch: master
Commit: 48abe247a987eb549070fa0339250fe16c5bfa76

Author:    Reinhard Tartler <siretart at tauware.de>
Committer: Reinhard Tartler <siretart at tauware.de>
Date:      Sat Jan 21 17:15:08 2012 +0100

Release 0.8


 src/download |   22 ++++++++++------------
 src/index    |   44 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 54 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)

diff --git a/src/download b/src/download
index 036f5de..2e2c67e 100644
--- a/src/download
+++ b/src/download
@@ -186,22 +186,20 @@ and much faster bug fixes such as additional features and security patches.
 <a name="release_0.8"></a><h2>Libav 0.8 "Forbidden Fruit"</h2>
-While <b>0.8 is not released yet</b>, we are providing you with a
-preview beta release. Please accept this opportunity to test and provide
-us with feedback about your impressions with this release and use our
-new Bugzilla for filing bugs:
+0.8 was released on 2012-01-21. Please give us feedback with your
+experiences with this release and use our new Bugzilla for filing bugs:
 <a href="https://bugzilla.libav.org">https://bugzilla.libav.org/</a>
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+<a href="releases/libav-0.8.tar.xz">Download XZ tarball</a>  
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+<a href="releases/libav-0.8.tar.gz">Download gzip tarball</a>  
+<a href="releases/libav-0.8.tar.gz.md5">MD5</a>
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+<a href="releases/libav-0.8.tar.gz.asc">PGP signature</a><br />
 <a name="release_0.7"></a><h2>Libav 0.7.4 "The Big Bump"</h2>
diff --git a/src/index b/src/index
index 073165e..a09615a 100644
--- a/src/index
+++ b/src/index
@@ -33,6 +33,50 @@ with the latest developments by subscribing to both the
+<a name="0.8"></a><h3>Jan 21 2012</h3>
+We are pleased to announce the availability of our next major
+release <a href="download.html#release_0.8"> Libav 0.8</a>, which is
+codenamed "Forbidden Fruit". Unlike our last major release, this release
+is a binary compatible drop-in replacement for the 0.7 release series.
+This release continues the API cleanups that have begun with the
+previous release. While it remains binary compatible with 0.7, many
+parts of the public API were deprecated and will be removed in the git
+master and later releases. Please consult
+the <a href="http://git.libav.org/?p=libav.git;a=blob;f=doc/APIchanges;hb=refs/heads/release/0.8">
+doc/APIchanges</a> file to see intended replacements for the deprecated
+Furthermore, our work on the 'ffmpeg' command-line tool has resulted in
+major revisions to its interface. In order to not break existing scripts
+and applications, we have chosen to introduce a new tool called
+'avconv', and keep the traditional 'ffmpeg' frontend for end-user's
+convenience. An <a href="index.html#fftools_rename"> earlier news
+entry</a> compares how 'avconv' differs from 'ffmpeg'.
+Additionally, this release introduces a number of new interesting codecs
+such as the Apple Prores, Flash Screen Video 2 and Windows Media Image,
+and muxers such as LATM or CELT in Ogg, among many others. Moreover, our
+H.264 decoder has been improved to decode 4:2:2 material and our libx264
+wrapper now allows to produce 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 video.
+The 0.8 branch will see maintenance and small feature updates in the
+future, similar to previous release branches. Please request changes
+such as bug fixes and new features
+on <a href="http://bugzilla.libav.org">our bug tracker</a>.
 <a name="2012_new_year_releases"></a><h3>Jan 11 2012</h3>

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