[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC][PATCH] web: News about FFmpeg in Debian
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Mon Oct 6 09:24:45 CEST 2014
On Sun, Oct 05, 2014 at 09:19:34PM -0400, compn wrote:
> On Sun, 05 Oct 2014 21:55:51 -0300
> James Almer <jamrial at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 05/10/14 9:47 PM, compn wrote:
> > > On Sun, 5 Oct 2014 22:58:34 +0200
> > > Alexander Strasser <eclipse7 at gmx.net> wrote:
> > >> This is all RFC as marked in the subject. Please give me some
> > >> feed back!
> > >
> > > could someone please add a note about the deprecated message.
> > >
> > > something like:
> > >
> > > users on debian and ubuntu may have seen this message when using
> > > ffmpeg "*** THIS PROGRAM IS DEPRECATED ***
> > > This program is only provided for compatibility and will be
> > > removed in a future release. Please use avconv instead."
> > >
> > > this message was in the libav.org version of the ffmpeg program.
> > > this message has confused many users and caused us a lot of user
> > > support issues. if you see this message it means you are using
> > > libav.org's ffmpeg and not our ffmpeg. please use "apt-get install
> > > ffmpeg" to use the correct ffmpeg program.
> > >
> > Wasn't this fixed by now, anyway? Afaik it was only on libav 0.8
> i havent checked, but i dont think the new message is any more helpful?
Author: Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de>
Date: Wed Aug 20 10:50:33 2014 -0700
ffmpeg: Clarify wording of ffmpeg --> avconv deprecation message
diff --git a/ffmpeg.c b/ffmpeg.c
index f61de33..1069c3e 100644
@@ -4376,9 +4376,11 @@ int main(int argc, char **argv)
- av_log(NULL, AV_LOG_WARNING, "This program is not developed anymore and is only "
- "provided for compatibility. Use avconv instead "
- "(see Changelog for the list of incompatible changes).\n");
+ av_log(NULL, AV_LOG_WARNING,
+ "The ffmpeg program is only provided for script compatibility and will be removed\n"
+ "in a future release. It has been deprecated in the Libav project to allow for\n"
+ "incompatible command line syntax improvements in its replacement called avconv\n"
+ "(see Changelog for details). Please use avconv instead.\n");
/* parse options */
parse_options(NULL, argc, argv, options, opt_output_file);
The new message is OK in my opinion. The "deprecated in the Libav project" is
the important point, as it suggests it is very specific to that project. I
don't know if it's been released already though.
Anyway, I don't think it's relevant to talk about that in that news. Let's
just move on. Libav fixed the message, it's cool, but it has nothing to do
with FFmpeg getting into Debian.
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