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

Janne Grunau janne-ffmpeg
Tue Feb 15 10:31:24 CET 2011

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 04:35:03AM +0100, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 02:40:04AM +0000, Loren Merritt 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 support the merge because "libavcore/" complicates tab-completion of  
> > "libavcodec/".
> we could rename libavcore to libavbase or libavbloat

That option has all disadvantages for downstreams for the single gain of
easier developer tab-completion. If we do that the only reason not to
merge libavcore into libavutil vanishes.


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