[blfs-book] [BLFS Trac] #4427: libvpx-v1.3.0

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Sun Dec 8 04:15:03 PST 2013

#4427: libvpx-v1.3.0
 Reporter:  fo           |       Owner:  fo
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  current
Component:  BOOK         |     Version:  SVN
 Severity:  normal       |  Resolution:
 Keywords:               |

Comment (by fo):

 This seems to be considered a release, but only available using git:

 2013-11-15 v1.3.0 "Forest"
   This release introduces the VP9 codec in a backward-compatible way.
   All existing users of VP8 can continue to use the library without
   modification. However, some VP8 options do not map to VP9 in the same

   The VP9 encoder in this release is not feature complete. Users
 interested in
   the encoder are advised to use the git master branch and discuss issues
   libvpx mailing lists.

   - Upgrading:
     This release is ABI and API compatible with Duclair (v1.0.0). Users
     of older releases should refer to the Upgrading notes in this document
     for that release.

   - Enhancements:
       Get rid of bashisms in the main build scripts
       Added usage info on command line options
       Add lossless compression mode
       Dll build of libvpx
       Add additional Mac OS X targets: 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9 (darwin11-13)
       Add option to disable documentation
       configure: add --enable-external-build support
       make: support V=1 as short form of verbose=yes
       configure: support mingw-w64
       configure: support hardfloat armv7 CHOSTS
       configure: add support for android x86
       Add estimated completion time to vpxenc
       Don't exit on decode errors in vpxenc
       vpxenc: support scaling prior to encoding
       vpxdec: support scaling output
       vpxenc: improve progress indicators with --skip
       msvs: Don't link to winmm.lib
       Add a new script for producing vcxproj files
       Produce Visual Studio 10 and 11 project files
       Produce Windows Phone project files
       msvs-build: use msbuild for vs >= 2005
       configure: default configure log to config.log
       Add encoding option --static-thresh

   - Speed:
       Miscellaneous speed optimizations for VP8 and VP9.

   - Quality:
       In general, quality is consistent with the Eider release.

   - Bug Fixes:
       This release represents approximately a year of engineering effort,
       and contains multiple bug fixes. Please refer to git history for

 I have produced libvpx-v1.3.0.tar.xz with directory name convention as in
 the book (tarball in the book is bz2), after removing .git .gitattributes

 Have made a DESTDIR build and am now going to install and test.

 Please, comments and/or objections are welcome.

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