[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Split libavformat

Diego Biurrun diego
Sat Dec 8 10:35:07 CET 2007

On Fri, Dec 07, 2007 at 03:52:20AM +0100, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 07, 2007 at 12:56:50AM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > That said, I don't think that the best strategy for portability is to
> > add missing pieces for certain systems to every program.  Instead those
> > missing pieces should be added to the system directly, even if this is a
> > little harder to achieve.  Short term pain, long term gain.
> yes, it seems we agree everywhere
> * no mess in libav*
> * OS/platform should be fixed to be POSIX, ISO C ... compliant
> * duplicating hacks of OSs in every application is bad
> whats left are OSs which just wont be fixed ...
> for these and until the others are fixed, libossupport can provide missing
> stuff, its not a duplication per app but rather factorizing this duplication
> out into a seperate lib which could be used by (m)any applications

I'd actually go one step further and make libossupport completely
independent of FFmpeg, but I surely will not protest agains


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