[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 5/5] doc: remove avutil.txt

Timothy Gu timothygu99 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 10 21:19:08 CET 2013

On Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 11:56 AM, James Almer <jamrial at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/11/13 8:48 AM, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
>> I don't know if we should move this (and the "It is not a library for
>> code needed by both libavcodec and libavformat" thing) to
>> libavutil.texi.
> Regarding the "It is not a library for code needed by both libavcodec and
> libavformat", how true is that in general? What's people opinion?
> I have so far contributed with RIPEMD and SHA-2 512 modules that, while
> certainly useful in many situations, they seemingly aren't so in multimedia.
> No format or protocol ever seems to use anything but CRC32, MD5 or SHA-1.
> I ask because i have written several other crypto modules (MD4, CRC64, Tiger
> and Whirlpool, all available in my github repo) that i haven't yet submitted
> for reviewing because i wasn't sure they were worth the maintenance burden
> if no format or protocol would ever give them any use.
> If lavu's purpose is being a feature complete utility library (or as complete
> as possible at least) meant to be used in any kind of project, then I'll post
> them here.

I guess lavu is just a collection of things not strictly related to
lavc or lavf, but things that they utilize/need. Therefore adding
those is a violation of the "small" and "useful" clauses.


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