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

James Almer jamrial at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 00:52:53 CEST 2016

On 6/29/2016 7:50 PM, Timo Rothenpieler wrote:
>>> 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.

How? Just like they are updating to 3.1, they can update to the new versions
of said library users with their api usage fixed.

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