[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] FF_API_*

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Wed Nov 17 19:37:08 CET 2010

On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 06:49:33PM +0100, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 03:10:22PM +0100, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > Currently some next major API/ABI changes are each protected under FF_API_*
> > This does make sense to allow us easily delaying  API changes that are
> > unfinished when we want to bump major. But it also adds a bit of maintaince
> > burden and work to remove all the no longer needed FF_API during a bump.
> > 
> > I thus propose to drop FF_API_* for changes that do work and only protect things
> > that are not yet finished under their own ifdef
> That they do work now does not mean imply that they will continue to work
> forever.

thats why they need to be tested occasionally

> Particularly when there are changes to the code related to it a way to test
> them specifically still is useful...

one can just bump the version locally and run fate.
thats alot easier than guessing which FF_API one has to enable in a test

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