[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Revert "Merge commit '3bc2e89c76e88ae6f1fd5287e0b11abcfc3c601c'"

James Almer jamrial at gmail.com
Tue Dec 17 02:40:20 CET 2013

On 16/12/13 7:54 PM, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> This reverts commit 792845e436ddc5f3ce11ba02535a3372919061f2, reversing
> changes made to 1d6666a6b828cca6c6b355a9b62f25607b1ced08.
> Bumping libavutil requires all libraries that use libavutil to have their
> major version bumped (yes breakage has been confirmed this is not a hypotheses)
> One case of breakage is due to new types being added to AVOptions and
> applications that linked to old libavutil and libswresample
> then trying to use old libavutil (its soname changed so the old isnt updated)
> and new swresample (its soame didnt change so it is updated)
> the new swresample contains AVOption types that the old libavutil doesnt
> know of thus the application attempting to access these avoptions
> fails
> AVOptions are used by all libs so the issue can potentially happen with
> any other lib, libswresample was just the first that showed the problem
> ive not checked if the other libs are affected currently by the same issue
> or not
> ---

Wouldn't this mean we'd be effectively dropping compatibility with the fork?
That's a pretty big decision to make.

Is bumping major of every other library an option? The fork would have to do it 
as well, though, or we're back to same issue.


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