[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] configure: Use pkg-config for libkvazaar.

Nicolas George george at nsup.org
Wed Aug 19 11:36:14 CEST 2015

Le primidi 1er fructidor, an CCXXIII, Michael Niedermayer a écrit :
> Also i think the primary question about supporting fallbacks
> is if there is a volunteer to maintain such support.
> If there is, there should be no objections against it.

Well, there are, especially with that extra requirement:

>			     Of course if there is a volunteer, people
> should still work together and not try to cause each other extra work
> and rather help.

The additional code complexity acts as a deterrent for people who may want
to rework the detection in depth (for example to implement --enable-auto, an
option several users have shown an interest for), and the "play nice"
requirement means they can not just hack the annoying code away and get to

Furthermore, the fallbacks would make the whole process slower with
--enable-auto. For something completely useless ("install pkg-config is
almost always a simpler solution, and even when it is not enough, reasonably
simple solutions exist), that makes a lot of drawbacks.

I intend to object any kind of fallback that get in the way like that,
because they get in the way. I have a few ideas on how to make a fallback
that does not get in the way, but I expect that they will be silently
ignored again.


  Nicolas George
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