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

Reinhard Tartler siretart
Mon Jun 30 22:55:53 CEST 2008

Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> writes:

>> Right. It is not that much work AFAIUI, and having it upstream would
>> give us more eyes to watch out for problems caused by this.
> The question is, do we have someone who is willing and able to maintain
> it? One who will fix bugs reported by users in case there are any ...
> So far people just said they want the patch, also at least one said
> that he wouldnt be able to maintain it. I do not remember anyone
> volunteering to maintain this patch ...

What qualification would that person need?

AFAIUI Diego seems to be willing to support it as he proposed it in the
beginning of this thread. I'm willing to assist him with that from the
distro POV.

>> Distros are carrying this patch for years now without serious
>> concerns, after all, so it cannot be that broken as one might suspect
>> in the first place.
> Distros are carrying alot for years ...
> My general rule of thumb is nowadays, if something doesnt work and its not
> obviously my own fault, it tends to be the vendors fault more often than
> upstreams ...

That's why this patch was forwarded to upstream in the first place: In
the hope to get commented properly. Up to know the only answer I got
was "naah, go away, we don't know what effects this might have and don't
care enough to look at it". :/ [1]

[1] Well, that's not really fair, Diego has reworked that patch in a way
    that he things was acceptable for inclusion. This is of course
    indicates that the patch might really not be that bad. Thanks a lot
    for that!

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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