[Ffmpeg-devel] How to compile ffmpeg as a shared library and install the headers?

Baptiste Coudurier baptiste.coudurier
Sat Dec 2 22:38:31 CET 2006

Mike Melanson wrote:
> Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
>> What library does guarantee that API/ABI won't ever change ?
> A library that wants to allow other programs to depend on it.

Which one actually does it ? Every library around evolves and change,
and breaks API/ABI.
How much time the API/ABI needs not to change to be considered stable ?

When lavc/lavf ABI/API change, major version bumps.
It would be completely unefficient to stick with a bad API just for a
matter of API/ABI "stability".

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