[FFmpeg-devel] [VOTE] drop support for using libav* compiled with mingw/cygwin in msvc

Måns Rullgård mans
Tue Feb 26 21:44:30 CET 2008

Ramiro Polla <ramiro at lisha.ufsc.br> writes:

> Hello,
> Aurelien Jacobs <aurel <at> gnuage.org> writes:
>> Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>> > Hi
>> > 
>> > r12154 has as it seems broken the in the past supported use of 
>> > mingw/cygwin compiled libav* in msvc. Also the change has increased
>> > code complexity and size. I was already mildly against this change
>> > before it was commited though i left it to mans to decide. Now as it
>> > breaks use of libav* under msvc iam more strongly against it ...
>> > 
>> > Anyway, my vote is to revert it. Theres no advantage in this commit
>> > and it breaks what was supported and also documented as such in the
>> > docs.
>> I'm not in favor of dropping msvc support for no good reason (but I
>> think it wasn't the goal of r12154 either).
>> But I would like to keep something similar to current code (ie.
>> avoid duplicating version number).
>> And there's no reason we can't have both. So I vote for improving
>> current code to make msvc happy without duplicating version number.
>> The patch proposed in this thread uses something like this:
>> This solution adds one more advantage: no one will confuse minor
>> and micro anymore.
>> Would this be an acceptable compromise ?
> I vote for this solution. It is pretty much what I proposed some
> time ago (and was declared "much messier" by Mans).

Fine, I give in.  But now it's even more "code"...

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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