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

Måns Rullgård mans
Thu Feb 10 12:32:52 CET 2011

Alex Converse <alex.converse at gmail.com> writes:

> On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 10:36 PM, Reinhard Tartler <siretart at tauware.de> wrote:
>> 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.
>> ---
> What are the ABI/API stability ramifications of this? I never favored
> the creation of libavcore but now I think hastily removing it could be
> an equally large mistake.

It was never part of a release.  Hence merging them before the next
release will have the least impact on release users.  Users tracking
git/svn still have the big bump, and one more change shouldn't be too
bad for them.  Almost everybody was against the split in the first
place.  Let's not drag bad decisions along forever.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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