[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] The Big Bump checklist

Diego Elio Pettenò flameeyes
Tue Feb 22 14:58:24 CET 2011

Il giorno mar, 22/02/2011 alle 14.41 +0100, Stefano Sabatini ha scritto:
> Releasing and dropping the deprecated API just afterhand, and give
> another year for application developers to catch up with the new API
> seems a much better plan to me, especially considering how disruptive
> the bump will be given the delay from the previous one. 

Wait, I'm talking about bumping ABI, not API. You can keep the old API
as deprecated by using inline wrappers, but mapping to the new ABI.

This way you still have source compatibility between the old and new
FFmpeg, but also a binary compatibility between 0.7 and git master. And
you drop the huge overhead currently present in the FFmpeg libraries on
shared linking.

Diego Elio Petten? ? Flameeyes

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