[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] configure: don't build ffserver unless explicitly enabled

Sven C. Dack sven.c.dack at sky.com
Sun Sep 11 12:41:33 EEST 2016

On 11/09/16 08:39, Nicolas George wrote:
> Le sextidi 26 fructidor, an CCXXIV, Sven C. Dack a écrit :
>> This could interfere with users' current scripts for running ffserver and
>> turn into "adding insult to injury" for the time it is still around.
> Deprecation messages go to stderr. If users' scripts rely on the format of
> stderr, breaking them is not insult or injury, it's didactic.
> Regards,

Error messages go to stderr and one sometimes parses these to respond to an error.

Excluding it from the default build rules is a good idea. Let the code still be 
around while it works and only when it proofs it no longer does do you drop it. 
Who knows when this will be and if not somebody steps up. If you feel strongly 
about doing something then how about maintaining it?

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