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

Måns Rullgård mans
Wed Jun 9 02:02:22 CEST 2010

Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> writes:

>> > how do we move symbols in the future from lavf->lavc / lavc->lavu ?
>> > this is something we have to do occasionally, and bumping soname is imo
>> > not reasonable for this.
>> I agree that it is pretty annoying, but I don't think it's unreasonable.
> i guess we disagree here. I would consider fixing the problem where it is

And where exactly is that?

> more reasonable than inconvenciening all projects on linux

That's not entirely accurate.  A simple recompile is all that is
required after a version bump like this.

> either way, the little bit i can do to push the linkers to be fixed i will
> do. That is i will block any and all major version bumps that would not be
> required where the linker fixed.

The linker will not be "fixed".  In fact, I strongly doubt the linker
is at fault at all here.  Even if the linker were somehow faulty,
fixing it would most likely wreak havoc on glibc, and as such it will
simply never happen.  Now please try to be reasonable.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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