[FFmpeg-devel] Dropping SDL1 support [VOTE]

Hendrik Leppkes h.leppkes at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 00:59:21 EEST 2016

On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 11:19 PM, Moritz Barsnick <barsnick at gmx.net> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 14:36:32 -0300, James Almer wrote:
>> * SDL1 is old and effectively unmaintained.
> I understand this verbatim, but what is it supposed to mean? Has SDL1
> gotten rotten? Or more precisely:
> - Has technology evolved, and the library not kept up?
> - Is a long list of bugs (somehow effecting ffmpeg) piling up and never
>   being fixed?
> - Something else?
> If so, please argument as such, that makes it easier to get the point.
> Being old an unmaintained, it *might* just as well work fine.

A summary of advantages was posted quite a while ago, and re-linked in
the thread that started this topic a few days ago:

Primarly, it adds more features that allow using more flexible output
paths, and improves performance.

There really is no question that we want SDL2 going forward, the only
question this vote is supposed to answer is what to do with SDL1.

- Hendrik

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