[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Dynamic plugins loading

Felipe Contreras felipe.contreras
Tue Nov 2 22:40:34 CET 2010

On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 11:10 PM, Luca Barbato <lu_zero at gentoo.org> wrote:
> On 11/2/10 8:31 PM, Felipe Contreras wrote:
>> So what you are saying is: "we don't care about linux". Ok, that's good to
>> know.
> Other way round.
> I could say that Gentoo does care about FFmpeg, same could be said for
> Ubuntu, Google, VLC and so on.

No. It's their own specific circumstances that allows them to use
FFmpeg. Fedora has taken a stance against software that can be patent
encumbered. Neither Ubuntu, Google, and VLC have any philosophical
issues with patented codecs, so they can use FFmpeg just fine.

> as I wrote a minimal libavcodec is easy to get swap this one for the full
> feature one is easy as well.
> I don't see your use case compelling.

Sure, _you_ can do that, but that's not how packaging works. A package
owns a file, and having multiple packages owning the same file is just
asking for trouble.

Felipe Contreras

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