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Re: [FFmpeg-devel] Reintroducing FFmpeg to Debian


On 10 August 2014 17:01, Matthias Urlichs <matthias@urlichs.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> IMHO it's reasonable to expect core APIs to be upwards-compatible and keep
> deprecated interfaces around for another release or two.

Then it becomes unreasonable for a piece of software to be compatible
with multiple version of the same library, and support all of those.

When a used come to use complaining that something is broken, that a
file doesn't play or what else. It's a moot point trying to expect
them to understand that the issue is due to a 3rd party library.

MythTV aimed to be an appliance-like application. You install it and
you forget about it.

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