[FFmpeg-devel] Broken third party software
Sun Sep 14 14:27:41 CEST 2008
On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 8:29 AM, Luca Abeni <lucabe72 at email.it> wrote:
> Frans de Boer wrote:
>> Ok, how else would you call a product which has almost every day changes
>> and for which there is no substitute in the form an archive. Suppose,
>> that I started yesterday using FFmpeg because libquicktime and/or
>> cinelerra are asking for it. I can not get it compiled and I have no
>> clue which SVN version I need to get it compiled - assuming I am that
>> advanced that I know how to use the SVN command!?
> I think in your emails you highlight two different issues:
> 1) libavcodec recently increased its major version, changing the API
> and breaking the compatibility with the old API.
> Since there is a "major version" number documenting this, I think it
> is not a big issue: if LIBAVCODEC_VERSION_MAJOR is less than 52, user
> programs must use the old API, otherwise they must use the new API.
> svn annotate or svn log can easily point to r15262 as the version which
> broke the old API, so developer of applications using libavcodec can
> point to r15261 until their programs are updated.
> These changes do not happen very often (I think the last one was some
> years ago?)
I think we could do other developers a favor and at least announce
somewhere that there was a major version bump (and that if I
understand correctly more things might still change in the very near
I attached a patch for index.html, but maybe it's not the best place
(and the text could be rewritten)...
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