[FFmpeg-devel] [libav-devel] [PATCH 3/6] avutil: delay removal of the PIX_FMT_* flags

Andreas Cadhalpun andreas.cadhalpun at googlemail.com
Sun Aug 9 18:39:05 CEST 2015

On 09.08.2015 18:19, Hendrik Leppkes wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 5:54 PM, Andreas Cadhalpun
> <andreas.cadhalpun at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 09.08.2015 12:57, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
>>> Yeah, I'm with this. Andreas, the correct fix is to update applications,
>>> even if that means vendor-specific patches in Debian. These are
>>> exceptionally trivial patches that you can generate using fairly trivial
>>> sed scripting.
>> The problem is not that creating patches for these two API changes was
>> difficult, but that these affect the majority of API users.
>>> The same goes for other easily scriptable changes. These APIs are gone and
>>> I don't want them back.
>> What is your problem with keeping the trivial compatibility layers for
>> another year?
> Some of these changes have been delayed before already, so what should
> make us believe now that in a year you won't be here again with a long
> list of projects that still didn't update, asking for more time yet
> again?

Someone, who wants to get rid of these deprecated APIs, is going to send
them patches. A year should be enough time for most projects to make a
new release including those patches.

Best regards,

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