[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] make img_convert symbol conditional on lavc version, not libswscale

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Fri Jun 6 14:08:06 CEST 2008

On Fri, Jun 06, 2008 at 10:39:06AM +0300, Anssi Hannula wrote:
> Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 05:52:12PM +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> >> Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> writes:
> >>
> >>>> Is enabling img_convert really a problem?  Can't the scalers be used
> >>>> side by side?
> >>> Its duplicated code and bloat at least and as said i do not know if it works
> >>> at all.
> >> Duplicated code bloat is in general not an issue for general purpose
> >> distributions. 
> > 
> > Ever tried to run (and especially use) recent software
> > (kde, gnome, firefox, ...) on an old computer? Iam writing this on a 500mhz P3
> > with 192mb ram. firefox is on it at least 20 times slower than any browser was
> > on a 90mhz pentium, with significantly less ram, when these where average
> > systems.
> > 
> > So as far as iam concerned, i prefer to live without bloated and duplicated
> > stuff. Thats just me, maybe the requirements of these "general purpose
> > distributions" start above the computer i use and maybe they just dont
> > care about people who like to use a computer which hasnt been bought last
> > month.
> We do care, but there's not much we can do.
> New versions of software usually add bloat (e.g. try some pre-release of
> firefox (phoenix) and compare its speed to current firefox; the older
> one's a lot faster). 

The problem is the older one is full of unfixed security holes ...

> Generally most people want the latest versions and
> features, so we ship them. If there was an easy way to make the
> distribution perform better on old computers without sacrificing
> features, we'd do it.

Its upstreams fault much more than the distros ...


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