[FFmpeg-devel] Droping old scaler

Luca Abeni lucabe72
Fri Sep 5 16:58:49 CEST 2008

Robert Swain wrote:
> 2008/9/5 Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at>:
>> On Fri, Sep 05, 2008 at 04:06:37PM +0200, Luca Abeni wrote:
>>> 2) after that, make swscale the default, having a "--disable-swscale"
>>>     switch for enabling the old scaler. When such option is selected,
>>>     it prints something like "WARNING! On 2009/1/1, the old scaler will
>>>     be selected, and this option will be removed" (2009/1/1 is just an
>>>     example)
>>> 3) on 2009/1/1, remove the scaler
>> I dont see the point in this, its more work for us and some people will
>> waste time trying to keep using the old scaler. Id like to keep the time
>> we have 2 scalers short, they coexisted long enough and people could have
>> guessed we would drop the old eventually. So this really shouldnt be a
>> surprise for anyone.
> Indeed and haven't parts of it been marked as deprecated for a long time anyway?

The API has been marked deprecated long time ago. So, removing the old API
is ok...
That's why I proposed to do the thing in two steps: first remove the
deprecated API, then remove the old scaler after disabling it by default for
few months.


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