[Ffmpeg-devel] ffplay not compiled anymore

François Revol revol
Wed Jun 14 22:36:38 CEST 2006

> "Fran?ois Revol" <revol at free.fr> writes:
> >> Luca Barbato said:
> >> > Luca Abeni wrote:
> >> >> Hi all,
> >> >>
> >> >> I just discovered that after an update from subversion the
> >> >> configure script refuses to compile ffplay because SDL is too
> >> >> old. This is happening on a debian stable machine...  I think
> >> >> that debian stable (3.1) should be supported, no?
> >> >
> >> > Was discussed with a window of about a week... I won't revert it
> >> > since it breaks other distros.
> >> IMHO, requiring the latest released version of libs is reasonable.
> >> Supporting Debian stable is just not feasible.
> >
> > It is not only about Debian, but also all other OSes which don't
> > necessarily have the latest-whizzbang-version-of-everything.
> > Requiring everyone to update their port of SDL just for 2 lines of
> > code that aren't necessary is not really any more reasonable IMO.
> Alright, take it easy.  I'll fix it.  I just can't help wondering why
> I heard not even a whisper of a complaint from you lot when I
> repeatedly asked for opinions on this change.

Cause I probably left the mail waiting for an answer and then forgot it 
when a pile of spams and trolls went through :P
It just happened as I svn uped and rebuilt to test the rtsp fix in a 

Oh btw, anyone knows a normalized (posix ?) way to know the available 
I'd get configure to disable -O3 -g when it's less than 1GB since it 
fails anyway (yes, not only in BeOS with antiquated gcc) because some 
files are way too big anyway (namely mpegvideo.c, snow.c ...). I always 
keep it but have to manually build those... better would be to make 
them of a reasonable size. :D


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