[FFmpeg-devel] [FFmpeg-cvslog] xcbgrab: XCB-based screen capture

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Thu Nov 6 17:11:52 CET 2014

On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 04:23:31PM +0100, Nicolas George wrote:
> Le septidi 7 brumaire, an CCXXIII, Michael Niedermayer a écrit :
> > this makes it impossible to switch between them without recompiling
> > though
> > 
> > for development and testing it may be usefull to enable both though
> > 
> > one example are fate clients, which if these parts are mutually
> > exclusive potentially wont compile test both or if they can be
> > enabled at build time one wouldnt be able to select which to use at
> > runtime as their names equal
> > 
> > we maybe should introduce in addition to the default https & x11grab
> > a x11grab_xcb and x11grab_x11 or something like that
> That is true. On the other hand, this code has mostly been laying around
> without major changes and without being an annoyance, and it is pretty
> possible that the new code will just supersedes it and keep the good
> situation intact.
> I suggest we can decide what to do about alternate implementation if and
> when the need arises, be it because an user has troubles that are fixed by
> the Xlib implementation or because someone wants to develop or implement
> tests.

previously we tested x11 build before pushing changes.
If people are against supporting build of both at the same time
then one of the 2 will not be tested to build before code gets pushed
by most developers. IMO thats a a bad choice and not something we
should wait for to bite us before we look into fixing it

Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

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