[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 3/3] lavfi: Move new field to the end of AVFilterContext

Michael Niedermayer michael at niedermayer.cc
Wed Jun 29 14:58:30 CEST 2016

On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 02:43:52PM +0200, Timo Rothenpieler wrote:
> > This has to be documented in APIChanges i think
> Adding that field was documented there originally.
> It came in as a merge from libav in 8688d3a, and should have been merged
> to the end of the struct there.
> Technically it was an ABI break, but nothing seems to be affected by it.
> So I'm not exactly sure what to do about it.
> Moving it to the end now will break ffmpeg/ffplay built from 3.1.0 or
> current master when using libraries from 3.1.1 or post-merge master.
> It might be better to fix this now before 3.1 gains wider adoption,
> maybe releasing 3.1.1 or even a bit ahead of schedule.

> Does it still need an APIChanges entry, even though the addition was
> already documented there and this is an ABI-Only change?

the pragmatic choice is certainly to document it somewhere

Distribution package maintainers who did package 3.1 need to know
there is a ABI fix in 3.1.1 so they can set depends & conflicts
accordingly, what they need to do is to make sure ffmpeg/ffplay 3.1
conflicts with libavfilter from 3.1.1

The ABI was defined by 3.0 and 3.1 should not have broken that, no
matter how slightly


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