[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 0/6] Patchset to remove ffserver

Marton Balint cus at passwd.hu
Sun Oct 22 11:51:38 EEST 2017

On Sun, 22 Oct 2017, Clément Bœsch wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 02:55:38AM +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 04:15:37PM -0300, James Almer wrote:
>>> On 10/21/2017 3:54 PM, Rostislav Pehlivanov wrote:
>>>> This patchset removes the long-deprecated ffserver program and all
>>>> its privately exposed things from libavformat.
>>>> Rostislav Pehlivanov (6):
>>>>   Remove the ffserver program
>>>>   libavformat: remove the ffmenc and ffmdec muxer and demuxers
>>>>   libavformat: unexpose the ff_inet_aton function
>>>>   libavformat: remove the ff_rtp_get_local_rtcp_port function
>>>>   libavformat: unexpose private ff_ functions needed by ffserver
>>>>   libavformat/mpjpeg: use "ffmpeg" instead of "ffserver" as boundary tag
>>> This set will be applied a month or so from now, when the unstable ABI
>>> period is over.
>>> If you can do in a month what was not done in a year plus, anyone is
>>> welcome to fix all ffserver issues or preferably replace it altogether
>>> with a new tool with a more user friendly syntax/interface.
>> Can you list the technical problems that require dropping ffserver,
>> so that someone interrested in fixing them can do so ?
> It's probably too late, one month is not enough. We already had that
> discussion:
> http://ffmpeg.org/pipermail/ffmpeg-devel/2016-November/203482.html
> The goal was ZERO internal API usage + at least partial FATE coverage. We
> gave it a year and nothing changed because no one cared.

It is natural that people only care if it gets removed otherwise.

A list is important so anybody interested can estimate the amount of work 

What abouth the ffmenc/ffmdec? That needs to go as well? Or if internal 
api usage is fixed, and some fate coverate is added, ffmenc and ffmdec can 


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