[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Revert "Autodetect libxcb."

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Wed Feb 4 21:39:21 CET 2015

Clément Bœsch <u <at> pkh.me> writes:

> This reverts commit 23ec8db8a07467a1fbef0c79f16b33040ca63c24.
> There is no reason to enable libxcb by 
> default. This is inconsistent with all the 
> other libs (we don't do it for x11, opengl, ...)

x11grab is not lgpl (that is what you meant 
with x11, no?) and opengl is a slightly 
obscure feature (but please enable auto-detection 
if you think that opengl is a system library).

What are you trying to fix? We auto-detect 
zlib, bzlib, lzma, vaapi, vdpau, iconv, sdl, 
xv, alsa, jack and I don't remember that 
users had problems with it. I always thought 
we consider these libraries system-libraries 
(and I still believe so).
Otoh, we would not have all these fixes for 
xcb in our tree if we had not activated 

Carl Eugen

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