[Ffmpeg-devel] [RFC] dlopen vs linking for external libraries

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Sun Feb 11 20:06:11 CET 2007


On Sun, Feb 11, 2007 at 07:44:57PM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> This topic just came up while talking with Mans on IRC..
> Currently we have two different methods of integrating external
> libraries: dlopen or (dynamic) linking.  Or rather some libs offer one
> option or the other or both.  libfaad supports both variants, liba52
> just dlopen after my last changes, the others just linking.
> So the question is if we should drop dlopen or not.  Mans is in favor, I
> tend to agree.  In any case we should be consistent.
> Opinions?

keep dlopen and drop linking if you want to drop something, i really hate
it if a application has 500 dependancies which you have to install even
though you dont use any of them or having 500 variants of a application

of course you could argue that we should not care about binary packages
but only support things compiled from source ...


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