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

Andreas Cadhalpun andreas.cadhalpun at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 28 01:23:56 EET 2016

On 28.11.2016 00:14, James Almer wrote:
> On 11/27/2016 7:32 PM, Andreas Cadhalpun wrote:
>> On 26.11.2016 22:00, Rostislav Pehlivanov wrote:
>>> Since a month has passed, reynaldo still hasn't responded, I think it's
>>> long overdue to push this patch. I've attached a new version of the patch
>>> which only removes the ffserver program (without touching anything else),
>>> which had been OK'd by James Almer.
>> I don't think this patch is a good idea.
>> Removing ffserver now would be a regression for anyone using it, but on the
>> other hand would have no benefit, since the library cleanup cannot happen
>> before the next major bump.
>> Thus this patch has a net-negative effect.
> With the efforts of making it standalone and thus available to anyone that
> wishes to use it with an up to date git master, this point becomes null.

This can't happen while ffserver still uses internal API, and when it doesn't
making it standalone isn't really useful, in particular because a standalone
version can't be tested with FATE.

>>> I'll push this on Tuesday next week, the 29th of November.
>> Why can't you wait for the next major bump?
> I'm still ok with waiting until 3.3 is close to be branched out, to give
> Reynaldo or Michael more time if they are still working on making it
> standalone, but nothing longer than that.

Why do you think removing it has any benefit, if it doesn't come together
with the library cleanup?

Best regards,

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