[vlc-devel] CIL bindings and brain dump on LibVLC

Rémi Denis-Courmont rdenis at simphalempin.com
Mon Oct 22 11:33:49 CEST 2007

On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 10:37:14 +0200, Olivier Aubert
<olivier.aubert at liris.cnrs.fr> wrote:
> The mediacontrol API has been mostly stable for almost 2 years, while I
> think the libvlc one has not seen a period of stability longer than 2
> weeks.

I claim the mediacontrol API is *not* stable. Someone (before me) broke
the ABI in the course of 0.9.0 development. Even though there was a
promise that this would not happen.

>From an ABI perspective, there is no such thing as "almost stable".
It is backward compatible or it is not. Here, it seems it is not
backward compatible.

Besides, so long as mediacontrol and libvlc share the same SONAME,
any ABI break of either of them will break the ABI of the other one,
due to the version change in the SONAME.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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