[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] avutil/frame: Move new field to the end of AVFrame

Timo Rothenpieler timo at rothenpieler.org
Thu Jun 30 00:50:12 CEST 2016

>> While it's true that all fields after it are not public API/ABI, a lot
>> of software seems to misuse it, so to avoid too much trouble for now,
>> this should be fixed.
> How do you expect library users to start using the API correctly if every
> time they do something wrong we are the ones that rush to break our code
> just to adapt to their mistakes?

During an actual major bump, where such breakage is expected.
A lot of stuff gets it wrong, and it is indeed confusing, so putting all
blame on API users seems wrong to me. Specially as this issue will block
distributions from adapting 3.1.

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