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

Rostislav Pehlivanov 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
> PoV.
> > 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,
> >
> >
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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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