[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH]Remove probesize32 and max_analyze_duration32 on version bump

James Almer jamrial at gmail.com
Sat Sep 5 00:42:18 CEST 2015

On 9/4/2015 7:06 PM, Hendrik Leppkes wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 11:43 PM, James Almer <jamrial at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 9/4/2015 6:19 PM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
>>> James Almer <jamrial <at> gmail.com> writes:
>>>>>> Isn't removing these two going to break
>>>>>> compatibility with libav?
>>>>> (ABI or API?)
>>>>> I don't think so but I absolutely may miss something.
>>>> ABI, you're removing elements from the middle of the
>>>> struct.
>>> In which situation would that be an issue?
>>> Carl Eugen
>> Figured that since direct access is apparently allowed for elements
>> above ts_id it would be an issue for applications built with libav
>> that then use ffmpeg's lavf at runtime.
>> Disregard this if that's not the case.
> We are not really ABI compatible, and its not a goal worth going after.

Wonder why then is the code littered with duplicate defines and enum
values (for example fourcc-like values for AVCodecID), setter/getter
functions for struct elements not available in both projects, functions
with different signatures and elements in some structs with different
offsets depending if that incompatible_libav_abi option was requested
during configure, etc...

Some files are a mess purely because of compatibility considerations.
If in the end it's not a concern, then we should grab a broom after
bumping major versions this weekend.

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