[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 0/2] VDA decoder for ffmpeg

Nicolas George nicolas.george at normalesup.org
Tue Aug 21 23:58:12 CEST 2012

Le quintidi 5 fructidor, an CCXX, Sebastien Zwickert a écrit :
> No objection for me to export the decode function but that could break
> compatibility with libav implementation if this function is publicly
> exported from one side but not in the other. Maybe you could submit a
> similar patch for libav ?

That direction of compatibility was broken a long time ago, and that is up
to people who care about what happens to libav to restore it if they want.
(Also, if you go there with a patch, saying it's for compatibility with
ffmpeg is pretty much a sure way to get rejected.)

The risk we want to avoid if if libav adds a function with the same name as
one we already added but with a different type and/or semantic.

Anyway, the function is not really exported as "part of the public API", it
is put in the ff_ namespace, for functions that need to be visible beyond
their source file but not beyond the limits of the library.


  Nicolas George
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