[vlc-devel] Re: upgrade to the new libdc1394 v2

Christophe Mutricy xtophe at nxtelevision.com
Sat May 12 02:13:23 CEST 2007

On Sat, May 12, 07 at 01:57 +0200, Andrea Guzzo wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have two requests to port the dc1394 plugin to use the new  
> libdc1394 (v2.x which has a different api from 1.x).
> I think that actually linux distros come with the new libdc1394 and I  
> noticed that the new one has also some benefits (one of those is the  
> osx support).
Debian at least don't have the new API.
I know that they plan to have 2.x in fc7
Actually 2.x is still in release candidate phase according to the
sourceforge page. But it seems it has been so for at least 6 mounths so
it should be getting quite stable

> I'm planning to upgrade the dc1394 plugin to use the new api and the  
> contrib subsystem to use the new v2 branch for the libdc1394 instead  
> of the old one.

Are the 2 APIs very different ? Would it be possible to have the module
supporting both with some #ifdef LIBDC1394_API_1  and co ?

> Do you know if any other module uses or depends on libdc1394 v1?
NO afaik
> Have anyone else started to work on this upgrade?
No afaik
> Do you think that switching to the new libdc1394 library could be a  
> problem in some way ?

as i said earlier i think it's abit early to drop 1.x completly. we have
at least to wait that 2.X is released

Thanks you for your proposition

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