[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Remove the ffserver program and the ffm muxer/demuxer

wm4 nfxjfg at googlemail.com
Fri Nov 25 23:22:38 EET 2016

On Fri, 25 Nov 2016 21:13:54 +0100
Andreas Cadhalpun <andreas.cadhalpun at googlemail.com> wrote:

> On 25.11.2016 10:36, wm4 wrote:
> > I'd like to add that removing the ffserver support from the libs, and
> > all deprecated stuff it depends on, will make it actually easier to
> > readd ffserver in a cleaner way. It reduces the risk that the new
> > ffserver accidentally depends on mechanisms that were supposed to go
> > away.  
> However, that can't be done before the next major bump.

I contest this too. The ffm muxer/demuxer does not affect ABI and has
no use outside of ffserver.

> > Also, the promise was that developers would pick up ffserver again and
> > update it. This hasn't really happened - instead it weirdly looks like
> > the ffserver faction is stalling for time. Maybe the interest to keep
> > it alive isn't that high after all.  
> To me it looks more like they simply lack the time to work on it.

Plenty of time was granted. Several years more than Libav did.

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