[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Dynamic plugins loading

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Tue Nov 2 22:01:38 CET 2010

On Tue, Nov 02, 2010 at 09:52:58PM +0100, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 02, 2010 at 09:30:11PM +0100, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 02, 2010 at 08:41:41PM +0100, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> > > Would the project accept patches to dlopen() these three libraries at
> > > runtime? Then I could (finally) drop ffmpeg-extra.
> > 
> > i have no objection if the respective maintainers agree 
> I do (though without an actual patch it's possible they are unfounded),
> it seems likely to me that it will either be an ifdef-mess (dlopen is not
> available on all platforms) or platform-specific code (which beyond being
> ugly on principle also causes some issues for testing).

if dl*() is unavailable id guess one could have macros that turn them into
just returning pointers to the functions directly

> Not saying it is really a better idea, but one could have
> dummy/stub stub libraries that just return errors for example...

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