[FFmpeg-devel] Broken third party software

Ramiro Polla ramiro.polla
Sun Sep 14 14:27:41 CEST 2008


On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 8:29 AM, Luca Abeni <lucabe72 at email.it> wrote:
> Frans de Boer wrote:
>> Ok, how else would you call a product which has almost every day changes
>> and for which there is no substitute in the form an archive. Suppose,
>> that I started yesterday using FFmpeg because libquicktime and/or
>> cinelerra are asking for it. I can not get it compiled and I have no
>> clue which SVN version I need to get it compiled - assuming I am that
>> advanced that I know how to use the SVN command!?
> [...]
> I think in your emails you highlight two different issues:
> 1) libavcodec recently increased its major version, changing the API
>    and breaking the compatibility with the old API.
>    Since there is a "major version" number documenting this, I think it
>    is not a big issue: if LIBAVCODEC_VERSION_MAJOR is less than 52, user
>    programs must use the old API, otherwise they must use the new API.
>    svn annotate or svn log can easily point to r15262 as the version which
>    broke the old API, so developer of applications using libavcodec can
>    point to r15261 until their programs are updated.
>    These changes do not happen very often (I think the last one was some
>    years ago?)

I think we could do other developers a favor and at least announce
somewhere that there was a major version bump (and that if I
understand correctly more things might still change in the very near

I attached a patch for index.html, but maybe it's not the best place
(and the text could be rewritten)...

Ramiro Polla
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