[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Remove the ffserver program and the ffm muxer/demuxer
atomnuker at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 21:20:27 EEST 2016
On 27 October 2016 at 19:14, James Almer <jamrial at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/27/2016 3:03 PM, Reynaldo H. Verdejo Pinochet wrote:
> > I'm not OK with this patch. My reasons are:
> > * There are users relying on it
> > * We gain nothing by removing ffserver without a
> > replacement or alternate solution
> We've discussed the removal of ffserver and even /announced/ it on news
> section of the website. It would be really nice if for once this project
> gets its shit together and stops looking like a joke from an outsider
> > One solution I would support is a transition made by
> > moving all applications to a separate repo hosted within
> > the same infra. With a commitment not break our own apps.
> > The server will be fixed to work using public API in the
> > process. I can work on this with whoever wants to help.
> Starting an ffserver replacement outside the ffmpeg tree was suggested
> as a potential todo if people were willing to write it, but it didn't
> affect the removal decision, something that should have happened today,
> as scheduled, on the release that was just made, but that ultimately
> didn't happen because who knows why.
> Might as well write a news entry telling people to stop trusting
> news entries.
> > Bests,
> ffmpeg-devel mailing list
> ffmpeg-devel at ffmpeg.org
Exactly. This was discussed to death, and unless there are actual technical
objections to the patch (e.g. breaks something or does something else it
shouldn't) I'll push the patch in a few days after the release has been
tagged, with James' suggestions.
Also the plan is to move all programs to a separate repository leaving all
the libraries into one repo. So this is about the best chance of a chance
at starting this good practice as any. So technically if you improve it not
to use public APIs it won't get removed - just eventually relocated. But
definitely removed from the main repo.
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