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

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Tue Feb 15 20:17:06 CET 2011

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 11:16:44AM +0100, Gwenole Beauchesne wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, 15 Feb 2011, Janne Grunau wrote:
> >>>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.
> BTW, what are the real disadvantages for downstreams with this extra
> libavcore library? It's not even a compilation problem, should
> downstream use pkg-config. An extra lib to package? Not a big issue
> either. I understand Loren's point though, since this indeed
> disrupted tab completion. :)
> OTOH, since FFmpeg 0.6 did not have libavcore, merging libavcore
> back now should not be an issue for an upcoming FFmpeg 0.7.

I very much object to disregarding projects that are more progressive
than staying with ancient releases in such a way.
Not that I consider it a major issue, but compared with the advantages
I don't really see either...

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