[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Merge libavcore into libavutil

Alexander Strasser eclipse7
Wed Feb 9 23:28:28 CET 2011

Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 09, 2011 at 09:11:02AM -0500, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > 2011/2/9 M?ns Rullg?rd <mans at mansr.com>:
> > > Reinhard Tartler <siretart at tauware.de> writes:
> > >> It is pretty hopeless that other considerable projects will adopt
> > >> libavutil alone in other projects. Projects that need small footprint
> > >> are better off with more specialized libraries such as gnulib or rather
> > >> just copy the necessary parts that they need. With this in mind, nobody
> > >> is helped by having libavutil and libavcore split. In order to ease
> > >> maintenance inside and around FFmpeg and to reduce confusion where to
> > >> put common code, avcore's functionality is merged (back) to avutil.
> > >
> > > OK
> > 
> > OK with me also.
> Do people disagreeing get a say?
> Also is there any specifc reason why it would ease maintenance (less
> major version bumps or anything like that?).
> I also don't think the reference to gnulib makes sense, I do not
> see any significant overlap between gnulib and avutil (not even in
> the goals, I don't have the impression that gnulib is especially
> bloat-averse).

  Also it should be mentioned that copying the necessary parts is
much less desirable and creates a way greater burden for projects
using that approach. And maybe even worse, it just makes the statement
for libavutil is only a utility lib for ffmpeg and there is no point
in using it elsewhere (which is against the very thoughts of its


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