the big modules changes

Samuel Hocevar sam at
Wed Jul 31 21:17:48 CEST 2002

On Wed, Jul 31, 2002, Gildas Bazin wrote:

> I've got the feeling that your new changes could simplify this. Would it be 
> possible for me to have for instance a chroma plugin declaring its chroma 
> capability and then also declaring as capabilities a list of input chroma 
> and a list of output chroma ?

   Unfortunately I can't think of an easier way to do it, even with the
new stuff. Maybe we could have a chroma meta-plugin whose goal would be
to try several chroma plugins and build a chroma chain? That would solve
multilevel chroma transform issues at least.

   But that would still leave us with the problem of the video output
module being initialized before the chroma is even looked at, preventing
us to chose the best combination. Maybe the meta plugin could work in
the background and provide such a service to the video output? I don't
really know...

> Just a question: what do you do with plugins which fall under more than 1 
> category. I'm thinking about the dummy plugin or sdl, etc... ?

   Ah ah ah. As if I hadn't thought about that. Erm. Well, dummy, logger
and null will probably go to a misc/ directory. As for SDL, the least
ugly place would probably be in arch/, what do you think?


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