[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] lavr: deprecate the entire library

Clément Bœsch u at pkh.me
Mon Dec 25 14:59:52 EET 2017

On Mon, Dec 25, 2017 at 11:57:31AM +0000, Rostislav Pehlivanov wrote:
> > What you call "dead project" did basically all of the hardware
> > transcoding improvements that were merged into ffmpeg. How very
> > insincere of you.
> >
> Didn't mean dead as an offense, just as an honest fact. Have you seen their
> ML these past months? 23 times less mails than here just this month. 13
> times for the previous month. Similar commits wise.

Not actively developed doesn't mean unmaintained.


I suggested an alternative wording in another thread, something along the
lines "libavresample is not maintained *in FFmpeg* and duplicates
functionalities with libswresample". You could follow with "lavr has been
copied in our source tree years ago and left untouched for compatibility
with the Libav project but maintaining both libswresample and
libavresample is not good for the durability and consistency of the FFmpeg
project. We decided to keep our implementation since it's overall
considered better from our point of view."

No need to keep up the bad vibes. It served its purpose and dropping
libavresample will cause enough problems to our users, we don't need to be
dicks in our political statements.

So again, I support the patch, but not its announce form. I'd advise to be
wise with how we take political stands, being aggressive will not deserve


Clément B.
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