[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 01/27] avcodec: add color_range to AVCodec struct and use it
nfxjfg at googlemail.com
Mon Dec 11 15:53:15 EET 2017
On Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:22:43 +0100
Paul B Mahol <onemda at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/11/17, Hendrik Leppkes <h.leppkes at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 12:07 PM, Paul B Mahol <onemda at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> Fine, but it's inevitable that the encoder supports the J formats still
> >>> for a while.
> >> Why are you all dismissive about this?
> > Because we have an established way to remove things like this, and
> > that doesn't happen over night.
> > Its not ok for stuff to stop working without a replacement in place
> > for a sufficient time before that, so people can migrate.
> > First, implement replacement and add visible deprecation messages -
> > and then wait the established deprecation period before actually
> > removing it.
> Bullshit, J formats are deprecated for ages.
Yeah, this has been a favorite thing of mine, how the J formats have
been deprecated for almost a decade, yet API users can't avoid using
them, and even ffmpeg CLI will complain about them in a completely
You need another layer of deprecation now, because tons of software
will probably use those formats, even though they're deprecated, and
users have no way of knowing that they're _actually_ considered
deprecated now and might _actually_ go away and there's _actually_ a
way to avoid them now.
The situation is pretty awesomely fucked.
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