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

Reinhard Tartler siretart
Wed Jun 25 16:18:54 CEST 2008

Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> writes:
> My objection is that it bloats the lib, causes us work, does not move
> ffmpeg forward and may lead to all kinds of obscure bugs. The code has
> not been designed with the consideration that both scalers might be enabled
> at the same time.

Do you *know* about breakage or is this pure speculation?

> If we drop the old API everyone is forced to switch to the new one.

Except that some downstreams don't. In debian we collect packages that
break beacuse of this here:

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?users=pkg-multimedia-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org&tag=img-convert

Patches are welcome of course. If you know about more packages affected
by this issue, please tag them accordingly (or notify me to do that).

> -> so this patch is strictly more work for us as well as everyone at average
>    than droping the old API.

Distros like Mandriva, Debian, Ubuntu etc have to do this additional
work then. Which is unfortunate because package maintainers do not have
the knowledge to properly maintain that patch.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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