[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] New library for shared non-generic libav* utils

Ronald S. Bultje rsbultje
Fri Jul 9 17:09:22 CEST 2010


On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 11:04 AM, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 09, 2010 at 09:54:11AM -0400, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 7:07 PM, Stefano Sabatini
>> <stefano.sabatini-lala at poste.it> wrote:
>> [.. cut ..]
>> > This new lib will contain all code/utils which need to be shared
>> > between more libav* libs, and are not enough generic to deserve a
>> > place in libavutil, which is to be considered a collection of
>> > generic/non-multimedia-related utilities.
>> Disregard me if majority says otherwise, I just wanted to
>> bikesheddishly note that my personal humble opinion is that less libs
>> is good, so I'd not have any problems with media-related stuff going
>> into libavutil. I think the chance that people use a FFmpeg lib for
>> something unrelated to multimedia is relatively small and should not
>> be our main focus. Reminds me of not allowing media-specific stuff in
>> libgstreamer.so. It only causes headaches and distractions. There is
>> no practical advantage.
> as maintainer of libavutil i object. We can have a seperate lib for
> common code. Iam not stopping people from having their common lib
> which prior to libavfilter was libavcodec. But now due to libavfilter
> not depending on libavcodec this is no longer possible.
> But trying to kill my effort of a util lib is simply another thing that is
> purely provocating. I spended alot of time on libavutil and its only
> goal was to become a general utils lib not a trashcan of what
> doesnt fit in the other libs due to dependancies.

As I said, disregard if unwanted, so consider my proposal withdrawn then.


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