[FFmpeg-devel] [libav-devel] [PATCH 0/20] removal of deprecated features

Andreas Cadhalpun andreas.cadhalpun at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 30 17:49:51 CEST 2015

On 30.07.2015 17:38, Anton Khirnov wrote:
> Quoting Andreas Cadhalpun (2015-07-30 17:05:12)
>> Ideally you should make sure that patches for all of them are available,
>> before these APIs get removed.
>> Considering how widespread the use of FF_API_PIX_FMT and FF_API_AVFRAME_LAVC
>> still is, it might make sense to delay their removal.
> Past experience indicates that if we wanted to wait for all (or even
> most) of the downstreams to adapt before breaking compatiblity, we'd
> have to wait forever.

I think that keeping some of these APIs "forever" is much less of a problem
then breaking the majority of reverse dependencies.

> Most of then, unfortunately, have to be forced into adopting the new APIs.

Have you tried sending them patches before breaking compatibility?

Best regards,

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