[Ffmpeg-devel] What is BUILDSUF good for?

angustia at arrozcru.no-ip.org angustia
Wed Oct 4 19:57:30 CEST 2006

Quoting Fran?ois Revol <revol at free.fr>:

>> Diego Biurrun wrote:
>> > So, what is BUILDSUF good for in the build system?  It's not used
>> > by any platform.  I'll remove it unless somebody points out what I
>> > overlooked.
>> This sounds like something that would be set to ".EXE" or ".DLL" when
>> building binaries on a Windows system. Then targets would look like,
>> e.g., "ffmpeg${BUILDSUF}" or some such. But it must not be hooked up.
> I added this to be able to build libav*.formyownapp.so, (actually for
> ffdecoder) to make sure updating libavcodec.so doesn't break this
> specific version, because of the API instabilities.

I use it in a similar way too. ffmpeg-msn for demuxers/decoders I'm  

Also ffmpeg-rxxxx to have different revisions around without confusing  
each other.

Ramiro Polla

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