[vlc-devel] Video4Linux spat

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Fri Apr 6 22:52:03 CEST 2012


On Friday 06 April 2012, Francois Cartegnie wrote:
> Le 05/04/2012 19:36, Rémi Denis-Courmont a écrit :
> > If we included our own copy of <linux/videodev2.h>, then VLC would assume
> > the ABI of the kernel version that *we* chose, instead of of the version
> > that the distribution chose. That is obviously Not A Good Thing(tm).
> What if we split some parts of code to ship legacy and new code for new
> features/abi ?

I don't understand, sorry.

> (*) I don't really see why a distro would ship headers older than the
> kernel.

Distributions do not recompile VLC every time they update the kernel 
(headers), do they?

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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