[FFmpeg-devel] Reintroducing FFmpeg to Debian

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Sun Aug 10 18:12:41 CEST 2014

On Sun, 10 Aug 2014 09:43:03 +0200
Matthias Urlichs <matthias at urlichs.de> wrote:

> Hi,
> Andrew Kelley:
> > It is unreasonable to expect no incompatible changes.
> When somebody renames constants, a compatibility #ifdef or two is not too
> much to ask, IMHO.

AFAIK such a thing existed, but it's possible that they weren't kept
around long enough.

> > Libav is making a more concentrated effort at improving this,
> > and the evolving API is a side-effect of that.
> That begs the question whether they're still essentially the same library,
> i.e. whether it's at all reasonable to expect code built using FFmpeg to
> work with libav. Consequently, Debian should at least include it, even
> if it really _is_ too late to switch (which I'm not conviced of).

Huh? FFmpeg merges all API changes from Libav. For the record, many
changes Libav does are _good_.

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