[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] lavc: Don't export?ff_vdpau_vc1_decode_picture

Stefano Sabatini stefasab at gmail.com
Tue Sep 17 16:22:16 CEST 2013

On date Tuesday 2013-09-17 14:10:18 +0000, Carl Eugen Hoyos encoded:
> Derek Buitenhuis <derek.buitenhuis <at> gmail.com> writes:
> > We only export it because XBMC was using stuff in an 
> > unsupported and awful way, and we should *not* add hacks 
> > in for ever downstream project that uses our libs in 
> > fucked up ways.
> Thank you for explaining!
> I think we should support downstream no matter how stupid 
> they are as long as it does not hurt.
> After all, downstream is what a library is about imo.

OTOH I agree with the sentiment, we should avoid to clutter the
library with application specific hacks. Keeping them, instead of
replacing them with proper solutions, does no good to the user nor to
the library especially when it is not clear what the problem addressed
by the hack is.
> > The same goes for all the stupid-as-fuck 
> > mplayer-specific hacks we have.
> 1. Please understand that the thieves tried to prune the 

And please let's try to avoid the use of inflammatory terms like
"thieves" regarding other projects.

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