[FFmpeg-devel] Broken third party software

Ramiro Polla ramiro.polla
Sun Sep 14 14:53:38 CEST 2008

On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 9:41 AM, Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> wrote:
> 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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