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

Andreas Cadhalpun andreas.cadhalpun at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 30 19:06:56 CEST 2015

On 30.07.2015 18:00, Hendrik Leppkes wrote:
> Patching dozens of downstream projects is clearly not in the scope of what
> should be expected from any Libav or FFmpeg developer.

But keeping the API usable is. Regularly breaking the majority of reverse
dependencies makes an API much less usable.

So the choice should be between either keeping the still widely used,
deprecated API or fixing downstream projects.

> Adapting to most of the changes being deprecated here is trivial however,
> so if those projects have any maintainers at all, maybe you should notify
> them instead to fix their project, instead of expecting us to do it for
> them.

It might be trivial for you, but probably not for all the developers of the
downstream projects. Thus if such a notification came with a patch it would
likely be much more helpful.

Best regards,

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