[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 1/18] avcodec: remove obsolete FF_API_FAST_MALLOC cruft

James Almer jamrial at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 05:31:51 CEST 2014

On 01/10/14 12:18 AM, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 11:57:14PM -0300, James Almer wrote:
>> On 30/09/14 11:34 PM, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>>> On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 10:59:39PM +0200, Andreas Cadhalpun wrote:
>>>> On 15.09.2014 22:03, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>>>>> On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 04:08:49PM -0300, James Almer wrote:
>>>>>> On 15/09/14 6:07 AM, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>>>>>>> On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 10:46:03PM -0300, James Almer wrote:
>>>>>>>> Signed-off-by: James Almer <jamrial at gmail.com>
>>>>>>> about the patchset as a whole, not specifically this one
>>>>>>> we should check if theres any software left around that still uses
>>>>>>> the symbols before removing the code completely and if so consider
>>>>>>> to reintroduce them in a 2.4.1 while removing whats unused
>>>>>> Pushed the three you reviewed since either no code depended on them, or in the
>>>>>> OpenCL case it's an API that nobody has ever been able to use anyway.
>>>>>> I'm not exactly interested in looking around to see if any of this deprecated
>>>>>> stuff is still used. And IMO reintroducing them in a point release is quite ugly.
>>>>>> An exception could be FF_API_DRAWTEXT_OLD_TIMELINE since as Clément pointed in
>>>>>> another email might be needed to remain compatible with libav.
>>>>> probably you only have to wait, as i suspect andreas (in CC) will
>>>>> test building all dependant packages in debian against 2.4
>>>> You're right that I'm currently rebuilding those against 2.4, but I
>>>> don't expect any problems there, since I already have rebuilt them
>>>> against a git snapshot about two weeks ago and didn't notice
>>>> anything problematic.
>>> any news ? can these be applied ?
>> Debian packages are all meant to work with libav 9 or 11 api, and all this deprecated 
>> code removed in 2.4 was ffmpeg exclusive, so it's unlikely they used any of it.
>> Also, 2.4 has been out for two weeks and nobody complained about their applications 
>> breaking because these are no longer available.
>> We could wait a bit more in any case. The entire patchset is just dead code removal.
> ok, just dont forget about them, i wont keep track of them anymore
> too much stuff to keep track off ....

I'll apply them this weekend, then.

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