[FFmpeg-devel] Broken third party software

Diego Biurrun diego
Sun Sep 14 14:41:16 CEST 2008

On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 09:27:41AM -0300, Ramiro Polla wrote:
> 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
> future).
> I attached a patch for index.html, but maybe it's not the best place
> (and the text could be rewritten)...

Looks fine to me, commit.


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