[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH v4] lavr: deprecate the entire library
Ronald S. Bultje
rsbultje at gmail.com
Sat Dec 30 19:11:04 EET 2017
On Sat, Dec 30, 2017 at 10:45 AM, Rostislav Pehlivanov <atomnuker at gmail.com>
> On 30 December 2017 at 15:15, wm4 <nfxjfg at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, 30 Dec 2017 14:59:19 +0000
> > Rostislav Pehlivanov <atomnuker at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Deprecate the entire library. Merged years ago to provide compatibility
> > > with Libav, it remained unmaintained by the FFmpeg project and
> > > functionality provided by libswresample.
> > >
> > > In order to improve consistency and reduce attack surface, as well as
> > ease
> > > burden on maintainers, it has been deprecated. Users of this library
> > asked
> > > to migrate to libswresample, which, as well as providing more
> > functionality,
> > > is faster and has higher accuracy.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Rostislav Pehlivanov <atomnuker at gmail.com>
> > > ---
> > Still against. I'm hoping both libraries can be merged in the future,
> > and removing it would work against this goal.
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> The facts speak for themselves - libswresample is better in every way and
> there's nothing we want ported from libavresample. If you think otherwise -
> send a patch or at least structural critique of how libswresample could be
> improved. There's still 2 years until the code is removed and even then
> it'd still be in git, bitrotting as it currently does.
> I'm still intending to apply this patch in a few days.
I'm in favour of deprecating and eventually removing it. As Mike used to
say: you need to break eggs to make omelettes.
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