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

Andreas Cadhalpun andreas.cadhalpun at googlemail.com
Fri Nov 25 23:47:22 EET 2016

On 25.11.2016 22:22, wm4 wrote:
> 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.

Removing it would break ffserver completely, so it shouldn't be done
without a major bump, in particular if ffserver gets removed.
Also you don't know if it has uses 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.

As far as I recall ffserver wasn't proposed for removal at the last
major bump.

Best regards,

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