[FFmpeg-devel] [libav-devel] [PATCH 0/20] removal of deprecated features

Michael Niedermayer michael at niedermayer.cc
Thu Aug 6 03:32:39 CEST 2015

On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 05:05:12PM +0200, Andreas Cadhalpun wrote:


trivial API, like identifers with different names or wrapers
that are identical except having 1 argument less.
That is API which does not require any testing to ensure its future
function and correctness, should be kept as long as they are needed
by a distribution.

non trivial API, which has a volunteer maintaining and testing it
and has one or more fate tests ensuring its fully functional and
correct could be similarly kept as long as that person is testing
and maintaining it

the rest should be removed once it has been deprecated for a
sufficient period of time.

Its a bit unprofessional to break/remove API every 1-2 years


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