[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] restoring binary compatibility with ffmpeg 0.5

Reinhard Tartler siretart
Mon Jun 7 10:20:45 CEST 2010

On Mo, Jun 07, 2010 at 10:02:19 (CEST), M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:

> Reinhard Tartler <siretart at tauware.de> writes:
>> On Mo, Jun 07, 2010 at 08:02:54 (CEST), Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jun 07, 2010 at 07:52:11AM +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>>>> void av_init_packet(AVPacket *pkt) av_weak_alias(av_init_packet);
>>>> void av_init_packet(AVPacket *pkt)
>>>> {
>>>>     av_log(NULL, AV_LOG_WARNING, "diverting av_*_packet function calls to libavcodec. Recompile to improve performance\n");
>>>>     av_init_packet(pkt);
>>> ff_internal_init_packet() and add one such to lavc.
>>> Either way, we should make sure we have a solution the next time.
>>> Since the @LIBAVFORMAT version is not accepted in lavc, does that
>>> mean no matter what we do, we will always break ABI if we move code?!
>> if I understand you correctly, you not only consider ABI breakages
>> between releases, but also between any svn revision? Then I fear yes.
>> However, the break is already there since quite some time, and fixing it
>> to have it compatible to ffmpeg 0.5 has (or at least should have)
>> priority, IMO.
> For the 0.6 release possibly.  For trunk I don't think that is
> important.

Agreed. Still, I'd prefer to not do drastic measures in 0.6 like
prematurely bumping soname or something. How do people feel to apply my
propsed "half-fix" to 0.6 only, and bump soname in trunk?

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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