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

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Mon Nov 11 02:08:22 CET 2013

On Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 09:28:30PM +0100, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> On date Sunday 2013-11-10 16:56:04 -0300, James Almer encoded:
> > 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.
> Different developers have different opinions, as to what we should
> consider lavu for. In the end is the module maintainer who decides in
> this case.
> OTOH it would be useful to know what's your specific use case, and why
> you can't use for example a more generic library for achieving the
> same purpose.
> About the "smallness" thing, we agreed that allowing conditional
> compilation of the required submodules would be useful for various
> reasons (e.g. to decrease binary size), but this was never
> implemented.

i wonder if complete multimedia+streaming+network support wont lead to
close to complete crypto as a dependanciy anyway


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