[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 3/6] avutil: delay removal of the PIX_FMT_* flags

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Mon Aug 10 09:54:13 CEST 2015

On Mon, 10 Aug 2015 02:39:28 +0200
Frank Lömker <floemker at gmx.de> wrote:

> Hello,
> On 08/09/2015 08:51 PM, Hendrik Leppkes wrote:
> > On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 8:28 PM, Frank Lömker <floemker at gmx.de> wrote:
> >> And that's even the easy part. A lot of people don't update there
> >> distribution every six months, often it's years old. If you try to
> >> support all these distributions you end up with lot's and lot's of
> >> #ifdefery. With FFmpeg and it's continuous API changes that gets
> >> quite fast quite complex and hard. And adding a copy of FFmpeg and
> >> linking statically to every small tool is really not a solution.
> >>
> > 
> > Old distribution, old ffmpeg, but wanting new software?
> > Is the linux world so jaded that everyone just ignores this conflict,
> > instead of expecting users to update their system if they want brand
> > new apps to work on it?
> I find that quite normal. Why should it be required to update the
> complete system, a perfectly running one, just to use a small tool
> you need for a special task? There is a reason for e.g. even the

Because the distro wants you to by packaging only a single version of

Distros want pain? Let them have pain. But leaves us alone.

> ABI, in addition to API, stability of the kernel for user code or
> the libc ABI/API stability.
> That's especially important for out of distribution software, and
> there is a lot of that.
> Bye,

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