[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] get rid of pgmyuv compat hack
Mon Nov 6 00:32:06 CET 2006
On Sun, Nov 05, 2006 at 11:25:24PM +0100, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
> Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > Hi
> > On Sun, Nov 05, 2006 at 08:33:31PM +0100, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
> >> Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> >>> Hi
> >>> On Sat, Nov 04, 2006 at 09:40:09PM +0100, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
> >>>> Hi
> >>>> $subject
> >>>> that also updates regression tests for mpeg4-PSP test which were wrong
> >>>> since it was not using -f pgmyuv.
> >>> it breaks existing scripts
> >>> there mere 10 lines of code less dont seem to justify that
> >> Which ones ? Regression scripts are updated.
> > the ones end users wrote ...
> How can we bless removing or breaking any API ever ?
we should always avoid that, libav* has a bad reputation already in regard
to API/ABI stability
removing things with the next major version bump is not a problem the
important thing then just is not to bump the major version number more
then once every year or so, so API brekage is limited and ABI stays
full compatible as the version number is part of the soname
> >> Removing hacks is always good, and IMHO it justifies it. We already
> >> broke scripts when AVImageFormat was removed. Let's finish the work.
> > make useage of that hack print a warning which says its deprecated and
> > explains what else the user should rather do
> Well since we have no release schedule, how much time will that stay in
> the code ? If nobody care about that, nothing will be ever cleaned.
> > and AVImageFormat was a lot of unneeded code, this here are just 10 lines
> > imagine ls, rm or some other standard tool to drop "historic" command line
> > options because they need 10 lines of code
> This hack was introduced when AVImageFormat was introduced (I checked
> cvs log). It seems clear to me that it must go now that AVImageFormat is
> We already removed or changed many command line options since we moved
> ffmpeg.c to AVOptions. I really see no rationale not removing that hack
> here, now.
well iam against it, you are in favor of it, what are the other developers
oppinions? maybe the majority wants it removed if so i wont object ...
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