[FFmpeg-devel] Reintroducing FFmpeg to Debian

Matthias Urlichs matthias at urlichs.de
Sun Aug 10 09:01:26 CEST 2014


Jean-Yves Avenard:
> Including rename of constants (code enums id for example).

Another nail in libav's coffin, then.

IMHO it's reasonable to expect core APIs to be upwards-compatible and keep
deprecated interfaces around for another release or two.

> Keeping your own static version is the only reasonable approach.

That may be OK on Windows. However, a proper Linux distribution is supposed
to be an integrated whole and not a haphazard collection of programs, each
bringing along their own copy of core libraries and their own un- or
semi-fixed security problems.

-- Matthias Urlichs

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