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

Andreas Cadhalpun andreas.cadhalpun at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 28 01:53:41 EET 2016

On 28.11.2016 00:37, James Almer wrote:
> On 11/27/2016 8:23 PM, Andreas Cadhalpun wrote:
>> 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.
> We don't care about testing it with FATE.

Who is "we"?

On 27.11.2016 19:30, Clément Bœsch wrote:
> unless the fundamental problems are addressed (ZERO internal API usage +
> at least partial FATE coverage)

Apparently Clément cares about FATE coverage and so do I.

> It appears to me that you still don't get that ffserver is being *dropped*.
> It is, as discussed and announced, no longer part of the project.

The main reason for deciding to drop ffserver was that it uses internal APIs
and thus blocks the library development. Should that get fixed, the decision
needs to be re-evaluated.

>> Why do you think removing it has any benefit, if it doesn't come together
>> with the library cleanup?
> The "benefit" would be finally following through with a project decision for
> once, even if late, but at least not embarrassingly late.

Do I understand you correctly that there is no technical benefit?
The project decision can be followed by removing ffserver at the next major
bump, if it still uses any of the internal APIs that will be made private then.

Best regards,

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