[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] ffplay: convert ffplay to use SDL2
michael at niedermayer.cc
Wed Sep 14 22:21:54 EEST 2016
On Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 04:07:50PM -0300, James Almer wrote:
> On 9/14/2016 3:51 PM, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 06:00:00PM +0200, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> >> 2016-09-14 17:54 GMT+02:00 Josh de Kock <josh at itanimul.li>:
> >>> We discussed this in IRC and thought that ffmpeg was a
> >>> big enough library, and it switching to SDL2 may help
> >>> distros to consider supporting SDL2
> >> If this really were the only reason, I sincerely hope we
> >> wouldn't even consider this patch.
> >> My question remains: What about Debian, Ubunut and
> >> Fedora? Do they still have supported versions without
> >> sdl2 2.0.1?
> > ubuntu 12.04 LTS has SDL 1.2, no 2.0
> Not even in the backports repository? Afaik that's how Debian
> 7 ships SDL 2.0.0.
also my 12.04 LTS box doesnt seem to have a sdl2 unless i did
> > its supported till 2017-04-26
> That is also more or less the date when Debian 7 will be EOLed,
> so it's a good time to fully drop SDL1 support.
> > should we keep old ffplay as a ffplay-sdl1 until then ?
> I'm fine with that if others are (Especially Marton and Josh,
> since they develop/maintain ffplay). It's a good compromise.
Id be happy too as i actually use ffplay on that old 12.04 box
didnt realize previously that it doesnt have sdl2
i could upgrade the OS but i intended to actually replace by new hw
just intel failing to inovate and produce faster CPUs since years
delays it ...
> But much like ffserver it should similarly be marked as
> deprecated and essentially unmaintained somewhere.
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