[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] avcodec/version: Postpone FF_API_DEBUG_MV

Clément Bœsch u at pkh.me
Mon Oct 23 11:27:32 EEST 2017

On Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 12:09:04PM -0400, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> > > The replacement will never be written if:
> > > a) nobody cares; AND
> > > b) we keep delaying the removal
> > >
> > > I'm considering veto'ing this patch.
> >
> > Personally I'm with Clement in this. The deprecation was poorly handled,
> > and the feature currently has no replacement. Michael uses it for
> > debugging, so removing it does not seem productive.
> >
> > But, also agreeing with Clement, this should absolutely be ported to the
> > codecview filter before the next bump, or it will be removed.
> >
> But this is the whole problem. We're stuck in a stalemate between nothing
> and nobody. As with ffserver, we'll keep postponing this forever more until
> the stalemate is broken.

Well, AFAIK contrary to ffserver, this is not exactly much a hinder for
further development; MPEG related development is pretty much stalled these
days, and there is no real API abuse here, it's just in the wrong place.

Also, contrary to ffserver, maybe it lacked some visibility by the
interested parties to do the actual portage work.

Clément B.
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