[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] all: bump all libraries versions by 100.

Ganesh Ajjanagadde gajjanag at mit.edu
Sun Sep 6 23:12:27 CEST 2015

On Sun, Sep 6, 2015 at 2:03 PM, James Almer <jamrial at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/6/2015 5:23 PM, Ganesh Ajjanagadde wrote:
>> On Sun, Sep 6, 2015 at 1:07 PM, Nicolas George <george at nsup.org> wrote:
>>> Le decadi 20 fructidor, an CCXXIII, James Almer a écrit :
>>>> Is it confirmed that we are not ABI compatible at all with libav?
>>> It is confirmed that we are not 100% compatible. Nothing more accurate than
>>> that.
>>> But that does not matter, it could be fixed. What matters is what we want.
>>> Apparently, people do not want to be compatible anymore.
>> Correct me if I am wrong, but the people you are referring to are
>> ffmpeg devs and do not represent libav. This is relevant to both
>> projects, so I think their opinions should be considered as well.
> I don't see why. Compatibility was always something only we cared about.
> It was never something that affected them positively or negatively.

Maybe so right now; but this could have implications on possible
merging in the future. There could be claims like "ABI's are now too
different, so we do not want to merge", etc. These aspects should be
considered IMHO.

FWIW, I have sent an email to libav-devel regarding this business in
order to check if Clement's position on this is accurate.

> In fact, most of the "incompatible-libav-abi" changes were done because
> libav didn't take compatibility with ffmpeg into consideration when
> reimplementing existing functionality.
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