[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] MinGW+FFmpeg survival guide

Kirill Gavrilov gavr.mail at gmail.com
Fri Jun 24 18:27:52 CEST 2011

Hi Peter,

Wouldn't it be time to make ffmpeg compile with Visual Studio instead of all
> the MinGW mess? It is really a pain for Windows developers to contribute to
> ffmpeg.
If you do not aware with subject there are a lot of contradictions for that.
FFmpeg sources rely on C99 and really use a lot of staff from it (against
C++ and older C standard).
M$ seems to be doesn't plan to upgrade own C compiler support (however their
upgrade C++ and own languages).
Also M$ deprecate inlining assembly that also intensively used in FFmpeg.

So this is conflict that FFmpeg developers just don't want to resolve. Doing
this job - is just killing a LOT of time
and because many FFmpeg developers don't like Windows at all - useless job.
Kirill Gavrilov,
Software designer.
<kirill at sview.ru>

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