[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] lavc: Don't export?ff_vdpau_vc1_decode_picture

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Tue Sep 17 16:28:45 CEST 2013

Stefano Sabatini <stefasab <at> gmail.com> writes:

> > I think we should support downstream no matter how stupid 
> > they are as long as it does not hurt.
> > After all, downstream is what a library is about imo.
> OTOH I agree with the sentiment, we should avoid to clutter 
> the library with application specific hacks. Keeping them, 
> instead of replacing them with proper solutions

How can we (in FFmpeg) find a proper solution for a 
(very) stupid configure test in another project?

> does no good to the user nor to the library especially 
> when it is not clear what the problem addressed
> by the hack is.

What is unclear about it?

> > > The same goes for all the stupid-as-fuck 
> > > mplayer-specific hacks we have.

> > 1. Please understand that the thieves tried to prune the 
> And please let's try to avoid the use of inflammatory 
> terms like "thieves" regarding other projects.

Contrary to them, I'd like to stick to the truth.

And what taking infrastructure from third-party 
projects has to do with the GPL and the LGPL is 
(far) beyond me.

Carl Eugen

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