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

Stefano Sabatini stefasab at gmail.com
Sat Nov 30 02:03:27 CET 2013

On date Friday 2013-11-29 20:11:04 +0100, Alexander Strasser encoded:
> On 2013-11-10 17:40 -0300, James Almer wrote:
> > On 10/11/13 5:28 PM, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> > I wrote them with no other purpose than making lavu's crypto portion as feature 
> > complete as possible, hopefully on par with tomcrypt or openssl's crypto in the 
> > long run.
> > Stopped after RIPEMD and SHA-2 512 since i realized that maybe lavu wasn't meant 
> > to be like that, or even used like that for that matter. Hence me asking this now.

>   It was meant to be a useful and complete utility library that is an
> extension to the C standard library. But this decision was not respected
> and finally undermined when the fork happened.

It still *is* IMO. The main divergence was when libavcore was merged
back into libavutil. We gain nothing from splitting the library again,
but we should make it possible to enable only the wanted modules. This
might require some non-trivial maintainance work.

But even if we manage to get a complete utility library (which is not
impossible), I'm not sure people will trust to use a multimedia
project library for handling generic, non media-related stuff.
FFmpeg = Fundamentalist and Formidable Majestic Pure Elastic Game

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