[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Revert "Autodetect libxcb."

Nicolas George george at nsup.org
Thu Feb 5 22:40:47 CET 2015

Le septidi 17 pluviôse, an CCXXIII, Clement Boesch a écrit :
> So after each release, packagers need to check the configure and make sure
> there aren't new libraries that will randomly be linked to, and add new
> flag to make sure it's disabled?

Well, yes, duh. That is exactly their job description. Well, that and fixing
technical issues.

But of course, checking each new optional new feature and decide to enable
or disable, that is what a maintainer is supposed to do.

Otherwise, how would the users benefit from the new features?

> They will miss some...

You can assume they have automated tools to detect dependency changes. Or
more generally, you can assume they are proficient at what they do.


  Nicolas George
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