Re: [FFmpeg-devel] Reintroducing FFmpeg to Debian
> Including rename of constants (code enums id for example).
Another nail in libav's coffin, then.
IMHO it's reasonable to expect core APIs to be upwards-compatible and keep
deprecated interfaces around for another release or two.
> Keeping your own static version is the only reasonable approach.
That may be OK on Windows. However, a proper Linux distribution is supposed
to be an integrated whole and not a haphazard collection of programs, each
bringing along their own copy of core libraries and their own un- or
semi-fixed security problems.
-- Matthias Urlichs