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

Måns Rullgård mans
Sun Feb 13 17:18:12 CET 2011

Stefano Sabatini <stefano.sabatini-lala at poste.it> writes:

> On date Sunday 2011-02-13 16:06:10 +0100, Luca Barbato encoded:
>> On 02/13/2011 03:53 PM, Kostya wrote:
>> > On Wed, Feb 09, 2011 at 07:36:15AM +0100, Reinhard Tartler 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.
>> > 
>> > I think that's right thing to do and patch looks ok to me.
>> Just to be clear, the patch looks fine and we should try to first agree
>> on what's in what before splitting libraries in the future.
> This situation is quite paradoxical, as when the library was created
> no-one objected to it, or I wouldn't have committed the change in the
> first place.

Both my memory and the archives[1] tell a different story, one where
_everybody_, including you[2], was against this split.  After some
discussion, you reversed course and committed the split with only a
single approval (from Michael).

[1] http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.video.ffmpeg.devel/112847
[2] http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.video.ffmpeg.devel/113329

M?ns Rullg?rd
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