[packman] FFmpeg

Cristian Morales Vega cmorve69 at yahoo.es
Tue Jun 29 22:51:59 CEST 2010

2010/6/29 Carl Eugen Hoyos <cehoyos at ag.or.at>:
> Manfred Tremmel <manfred at ...> writes:
>> > I would suggest not to use released versions, but to continue
>> >  updating to latest svn whenever new features are available (that
>> >  would be AAC+v2 aka Parametric Stereo atm).
>> It's not easy to keep all programms working with new svn snapshots.
> It would be great if you could report such problems: We spend a lot of time
> trying to avoid them and I don't know of any API regressions / none are reported
> on roundup.

FFmpeg always had the fame of *the* API/ABI unstable library. So I
suppose nobody cares to report when they see.

There is the case of Audacity
When match_ext was substituted for av_match_ext it was done in a way
that the API was preserved until the soname would change
But some time later that compatibility layer was explicitly removed

Since the patch was so explicit and said "not publicly declared" I
forgot about it. I don't know, perhaps Audacity cheated and used an
internal function call... but the thing is that it broke.

As said it seems everybody sees these things
(http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=95285), but nobody reports.
You need to get rid of that API/ABI unstable library fame :-(

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