[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH v3] lavu: add an AV_FRAME_DATA_GAMMA side data type

Paul B Mahol onemda at gmail.com
Wed Nov 8 22:52:18 EET 2017

On 11/8/17, Nicolas George <george at nsup.org> wrote:
> L'octidi 18 brumaire, an CCXXVI, Hendrik Leppkes a ecrit :
>> In the meantime, it does no real harm to add one more sidedata type to
>> the numerous list of types we already have, and lets people carry on
>> with their work.
> It does harm, look at the other patch: 5 lines of useless clutter out of
> 10 lines for the feature, using side data for that features has a 100%
> overhead.
> And that is not only for the code here, it has the same consequences for
> the applications that will use that API as well: they have to do the
> same errors checks, they have to handle a type-pruned pointer, check the
> size of the data, etc. This is a terrible API, there is no doubt that
> people would prefer a single field.
> By all means let us discuss all this. But if Paul maintains his veto, I
> maintain mine. Please persuade Paul to behave like an adult of make good
> on his trice-repeated promise of forking.

Maybe I promised a fork, but looks like people are already forking FFmpeg
because of people like you, latest one being ffmpeg-mpv.

There should be new call for voting commitee to drop you, Michael and Carl
from veto voting commitee. You guys should not block others work.

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