[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] New library for shared non-generic libav* utils
Fri Jul 9 17:41:59 CEST 2010
Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> writes:
> 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.
You are not the sole maintainer.
> We can have a seperate lib for common code.
If ever there were an exercise in work creation, this is it.
> 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
Perhaps conducting that effort inside FFmpeg, the most
multimedia-focused project the world has ever known, wasn't such a
> is simply another thing that is purely provocating.
People have a right to express their opinions without you being offended.
> I spended alot of time on libavutil and its only goal was to become
> a general utils lib
Said who? It wasn't even your idea to begin with. It was suggested
and implemented by Alexander Strasser.
> not a trashcan of what doesnt fit in the other libs due to
If there is code you consider trash, would you kindly point it out so
we can improve it?
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