[FFmpeg-devel] Dropping SDL1 support [VOTE]

Michael Niedermayer michael at niedermayer.cc
Sun Sep 18 04:36:10 EEST 2016

On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 02:36:32PM -0300, James Almer wrote:
> There have been some complains from developers about keeping both
> SDL1 and SDL2 support at the same time even after all SDL1 code
> has been already ported, and especially since it makes maintaining
> ffplay more complex, so seeing the waters are divided I think the
> best solution will be to vote.

Are there any developers currently depending on SDL1 in a way that
they cannot upgrade to SDL2 ?

Are debian old stable and Ubuntu 12.04 the only still maintained
affected distros ?

When SDL1 is replaced by SDL2 some announcment should be made,
that should contain instructions on how users of affected distros
can update to SDL2.
(maybe as a link to sdl2 packages where they exist or a link to
our wiki where we also document how other 3rd party libs can be build)

I dont want to tell our users "You must use a release for SDL support"
and then when they submit a bugreport or patch tell them "You must
use latest git master"
We want bug reports and patches against git master, always, we should
ensure git master works always

I vote for listening to our users and fellow developers and resolving
any issues a SDL1->SDL2 switch would have for them and once resolved
to drop SDL1



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