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

Sven C. Dack sven.c.dack at sky.com
Sun Sep 11 20:52:50 EEST 2016

On 11/09/16 18:27, Clément Bœsch wrote:
> Aside from the stdout output in ffprobe, no stdout/stderr output is
> standardized in FFmpeg and thus can be changed at will (and does
> regularly). You can try to parse it, but there is zero warranty that it
> will work the next day.
> Regards,

Did you at least read the second part of my mail? Because I sure do get you 
don't care. It's all you, Nicolas and Hendrik have been saying here really. What 
I want you to do is to snap out of it and to start caring. Put the message where 
it belongs, meaning, put it into the documentation. ffserver is not dead just 
yet and you should really follow the regular coding rules until it is. And of 
course do users often have to accept the consequences of a changes, but they 
also only ever will do so when a change brings an actual gain. Nobody wants to 
accept a useless change. Your change, to put a message to stderr into the code, 
just has no gain for anyone who is using it and can only upset. Can we agree on 
this or am I talking to a wall?


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