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

Michael Niedermayer michael at niedermayer.cc
Thu Aug 6 10:54:07 CEST 2015

On Thu, Aug 06, 2015 at 09:41:54AM +0200, Hendrik Leppkes wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 3:32 AM, Michael Niedermayer
> <michael at niedermayer.cc> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 05:05:12PM +0200, Andreas Cadhalpun wrote:
> > [...]
> >
> > IMO {
> >
> > 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.
> I don't really mind if extra codec defines etc stick around for a
> while, as long as they don't break things.
> There is one part about the pixfmt compat code which does frequently
> break in weird ways though, #define PixelFormat AVPixelFormat
> PixelFormat is a very generic name, and that define has renamed
> variables etc in not only a few projects before. ;)

my intend was to reduce problems for user apps.
if keeping s specific API/identifer causes more problems than not
keeping then keeping isnt such a good idea

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