[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC][POLICY] Immediately use the new API in ffmpeg

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Sun Nov 21 17:13:20 CET 2010

On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 07:27:56AM -0500, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 11:31 PM, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
> > i agree that people should not add new code using old apis.Requiring a strict
> > "you must update all use of an old API" would add additional burden on the very
> > few that work on improving the APIs
> > Its a goal we should aim toward but the time and motivation each person has
> > available should dictate in the end how far things are converted.
> > Half finished code should not rot in private repos for years if it does no
> > harm if commited and allows others to finish it.
> Why not write SoC qualification tasks (depending on difficulty), or
> add them to the wiki small task list?

> Right now nobody knows how many
> uses we have of each old deprecated API.

make | grep deprecated
or something like this should tell all uses of old APIs

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